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The former Yugoslavia – independence and the fate of minorities

The former Yugoslavia – independence and the fate of minorities

TransConflict is pleased to present the first part of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Independence and the Fate of Minorities (1991-1992).”

Nagorno-Karabakh – time to end the ceasefire violations

Nagorno-Karabakh – time to end the ceasefire violations

TransConflict is pleased to present an open letter by Edgar Khachatryan, director of Peace Dialogue from Armenia, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, addressed to all those individuals and organizations involved in the negotiation process related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

North Kosovo – new reality, old problems

North Kosovo – new reality, old problems

Despite the fact that the Brussels Agreement and the November election is a first step towards the bridging of differences between Kosovo on the one hand and Kosovo Serbs and Serbia on the other, the process of integration of Serbs into the Kosovan system will require time, good will on all sides […]

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

TransConflict is pleased to present Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS), launched by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

The Rohingya in Myanmar – a genuine effort toward peace?

The Rohingya in Myanmar – a genuine effort toward peace?

Both internal and regional stability, peace, and development will likely be affected by Myanmar’s commitment towards the integration of Rohingyas and other Muslim minorities in the peace process.

Transforming conflict across borders – the case of Kenya and Uganda

Transforming conflict across borders – the case of Kenya and Uganda

TransConflict is pleased to present a concept for transforming conflict between the Pian, Pokot and Sabiny communities, which primarily results from cattle raiding and often violent competition for scarce pasture and water resources.

Ensuring peaceful elections in Burundi

Ensuring peaceful elections in Burundi

As Burundi prepares for elections in 2015, political tensions are rising. Local peacebuilding organisations – determined to make sure the elections are not marred by violence – are building an early warning network to monitor and respond to the volatile situation.

Reflections on Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies

Reflections on Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies

TransConflict is pleased to present additional reflections on Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies – its purpose, importance and approach – by two participants in the Scholars´ Initiative.

Iran – a crisis averted?

Iran – a crisis averted?

Should Iran abide by the terms of an agreement restricting its nuclear program, then the resulting benefits in terms of peace and stability could have a profoundly positive impact on the entire Middle East.

Time to begin thinking about world government?

Time to begin thinking about world government?

What might a world citizen look like while there is still no world government? The first example might be Edward Snowden. Whether he meant to or not, his disclosures have served the interest of people around the world in the privacy of our communications. In other words, world citizens may […]

Post-Haass Northern Ireland and the future of Irish republicanism

Post-Haass Northern Ireland and the future of Irish republicanism

Flags, parades and the past cannot be easily disentangled from the high levels of social discontent that currently exist. However, there is no reason why these issues of identity cannot be addressed in parallel with an assault on the vast social and economic problems that show no sign of receding.

Collaborative Conflict Transformation in Kosovo

Collaborative Conflict Transformation in Kosovo

TransConflict is piloting a new initiative which lays the foundations for collaborative conflict transformation by facilitating the sharing of perspectives on specific conflicts. The latest case study launched explores conflict in Kosovo. 

Donor-driven technical fixes failed South Sudan – it’s time to get political

Donor-driven technical fixes failed South Sudan – it’s time to get political

While commentators argue about who or what is most at fault for South Sudan’s return to conflict, one thing is clear: the international community is not free from blame.

Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – reflections on ‘Kosovo Under Autonomy’

Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – reflections on ‘Kosovo Under Autonomy’

The sad history of Kosovo under autonomy should be fair enough warning to those who would reignite ethnic hostilities that have fortunately declined markedly from their peak. May they continue to do so, for the sake of both Albanians and Serbs.

Can Israel annex the Jordan valley?

Can Israel annex the Jordan valley?

The recent decision by Israel’s Ministerial Committee approving the annexation of the Jordan Valley goes against one of the very core tenets of public international law.

What is ‘tribalism’ and why does is matter in South Sudan?

What is ‘tribalism’ and why does is matter in South Sudan?

The differing ethnicities of Riek Machar and Salva Kiir can too easily suggest that the current conflict in South Sudan is all about ‘tribes’.

Kosovo – perhaps the Quint still doesn’t understand the North?

Kosovo – perhaps the Quint still doesn’t understand the North?

A way should be found to ensure Mayor-elect, Krstimir Pantic, can take his place without further delay, whilst the Quint should make clear to Pristina that it will not allow efforts to delay or derail implementation.  This new opportunity to move forward with peaceful change could yet be lost.

Basque Country – concrete steps in the peace process

Basque Country – concrete steps in the peace process

Concrete steps in the peace process – such as the cessation of violence by ETA, the legalisation of Sortu and repeal of the Parot Doctrine – can provide the basis for consolidating co-existence, based upon respect for human rights, pluralism and memory.

Volunteer Collaborative Conflict Transformation Co-ordinators

Volunteer Collaborative Conflict Transformation Co-ordinators

TransConflict is looking to recruit a number of Volunteer Collaborative Conflict Transformation Co-ordinators to support the achievement of its goals for 2014-2015. 

Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative

Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative

The Scholars’ Initiative provides important lessons for other territories affected by conflict, particularly those in which myth-making and manipulated narratives have played an crucial role in mobilising populations. The need for multi-perspectivity, integrity, perseverance and courage, provides an inspiring story for historians in other countries and regions where narratives of […]

Collaborative Conflict Transformation

Collaborative Conflict Transformation

TransConflict is piloting a new initiative which lays the foundations for collaborative conflict transformation by facilitating the sharing of perspectives on specific conflicts.

Engendering the Responsibility to Protect doctrine – time to include rape and sexual violence?

Engendering the Responsibility to Protect doctrine – time to include rape and sexual violence?

Engendering the Responsibility to Protect doctrine would be an effective strategy in response to the hitherto unhindered trend of sexual violence and rape in war.

Between recognition and denial – the genocide question and Turkish-Armenian relations

Between recognition and denial – the genocide question and Turkish-Armenian relations

The Turkish-Armenian reconciliation process is now almost completely stalled, with Turkey continuing to vehemently oppose the Armenian-inspired international campaign to secure recognition of the Armenian genocide.

Volunteer Social Media Manager

Volunteer Social Media Manager

TransConflict is looking to recruit a volunteer social media manager to support the expansion of its outreach activities in 2014. 

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Whereas other countries have considered justice to be an essential component of peace and reconciliation, Liberia has totally disregarded the punishment of those who perpetrated atrocities during its 14-year civil war.