The call for submissions for the fourth edition of the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is now open. After three successive years of receiving inspiring films, young film-makers are again invited to share their vision with us through their film-making and to ‘Reinvent Bridges’.
Whilst some may be tempted to use radical, far right organizations as proxies for their daily political goals, they would be wise to remember that even the most powerful political and security actors have in the past ‘overplayed’ with fire and created potent adversaries.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political geography creates a perpetual propensity for the country to spin apart, and at the current time nobody has a realistic plan for mitigating the damage caused when this eventually comes to pass.
Wartime gender-based violence is proof of a prevalent undercurrent of gender discrimination in peacetime; a fact that is often overlooked in the strategies developed to tackle sexual violence.
TransConflict is pleased to recommend the June 10-14th Advanced Certificate Programme (ACP) on Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Recovery and Reconciliation (PCTR) delivered by the International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) of PATRIR.
The pace of events over the north should not be dictated by getting an EU date in June. That’s just not a reasonable amount of time to begin the process of change being demanded of the northern Kosovo Serbs, nor can any quick change on the ground be forced upon [...]
The reasons for migrations were manifold, but public opinion believed them to be fear, pressure, inequality, and the failure of legislation to protect people and their possessions. This public opinion was shaped by Yugoslav and, especially, Serbian press reports about harassment of, violence (especially rape) against, and general mistreatment of [...]
It is indefensible to ignore the debate on international criminal law, all the more when the pretext for doing so involves relying upon the misery of war crimes victims as a means of perpetuating a branch of the legal profession. Humanity improves by examining vexed subjects until the best ideas [...]
It is important to stress that the radicalization process of Breivik combines various incidents that take place over many years. Which events prevail over his meaning structures, however, and at which time period is hard to tell with great certainty.
If the northerners come to decide it worth the effort to try to make the agreement into something they can live with, resistance as a tactic would have to include a willingness to participate in determining how it might work. Using the Ahtisaari Plan as a basis, there are ways [...]