On Europe’s far right complacency
There is a certain blind spot in the European narrative; one that persists despite a history littered with examples of extremism and Fascism. It is... Read More
Understanding violent extremism – the key connections
Are there common elements to different violent extremist groups? What are the key factors that lead people to conflict and what steps could be taken... Read More
Je suis Charlie – a quoi bon?
Whilst apprehensive about ‘verbal delict’, open disapproval by decision- and opinion-makers of public statements and pictures considered offensive by Muslims, coupled with education about ‘the... Read More
Serbia and Russia – far right friendships?
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... Read More
Understanding far right extremism
TransConflict organized a fourth working breakfast, entitled ‘Understanding far right extremism’, as part of the project, ‘Understanding and combating extremism in Serbia’.
Norway’s democratic example
As the process and result in the trial of Anders Breivik shows, a true liberal democracy outlaws actions, not ideas – in contrast to totalitarian systems,... Read More
Confronting instead of ‘banning’ extremism in Serbia
Right-wing extremism – and even terrorism – can exist and flourish without political participation and the success of radical right-wing parties, yet it cannot exist... Read More
Combating violence in sports in Serbia
At a second working breakfast, organised on 22nd November as part of the project ‘Understanding and combating extremism in Serbia’, TransConflict had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Marko... Read More
Advocating against extremism
As part of its new project, ‘Understanding and combating extremism in Serbia’, TransConflict Serbia organized a training on advocacy campaign development, designed to strengthen responses... Read More
Ethnic stereotypes and national myths
TransConflict yesterday launched its new project, entitled ‘Understanding and combating extremism in Serbia’, which is designed to improve understanding about – and formulate responses to... Read More
The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge
With your help, TransConflict is aiming to secure £2,500 in pledges by midnight on October 14th in order to maximise the benefits of participating in the Big Give's Christmas Challenge!
Conflict transformation – seeks to transform the root causes of conflict?
TransConflict is pleased to present additional contributions to the third Peacebuilders’ Panel , which is designed to stimulate debate about peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Conflict transformation – goes beyond merely seeking to manage conflict?
TransConflict is pleased to present contributions to the third Peacebuilders’ Panel, which is designed to stimulate debate about peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework
TransConflict has endorsed the following statement, entitled “Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework”, which sets forth key recommendations for how to most effectively integrate peacebuilding and violence prevention into the post-Millennium Development Goals.
Europe – facing the extreme
Amidst a profound economic and financial crisis, Europe's leaders must not ignore the rising popularity of extreme right-wing parties and radical anti-immigrant movements, and the threat they pose to multi-culturalism.
Multicultural crises, radicalisation and the enclave mindset
It is the emergence of homogeneous thought and dogmatism - impermeable to dialogue with anyone perceived to be outside the group, and built around rigid understandings of identity and enmity - that fuels the threat of terrorism.
We need to talk about Mevlid – Vehabije and extremism in Bosnia and Serbia
If overlying, systemic issues are not addressed, then misperceptionsand security rhetoric regarding Wahhabism will put a serious strain on inter-community relations in the Western Balkans.
Hate speech in public life
TransConflict Serbia - with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade - organized a panel discussion in Novi Pazar, entitled 'Hate Speech in Public Life'.
Separating religion and state in Bosnia
With the role of religion having remained largely ignored in post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina, there is a need to promote a process of secularization by upholding the separation of church and state.
Facing far right extremism in Serbia
Reducing the threat of far right extremism - particularly its manifestation through terrorist means - involves finding a delicate balance between under-reacting and over-reacting; between giving tacit encouragement and sparking its escalation.