Post Tagged with: "extremism"

Serbia and Russia – far right friendships?

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 even the most powerful political and security actors have in the past ‘overplayed’ with fire and created potent adversaries. 

Understanding far right extremism

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

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, which brands certain ideas as insane and/or criminal. 

Confronting instead of ‘banning’ extremism in Serbia

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 without the unchallenged xenophobic and populist sentiments of the public.

Combating violence in sports in Serbia

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 Savković and Mr. Saša Đorđević, researchers from the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), who addressed the participants on the topic of violence in sport.

Advocating against extremism

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 to instances of extremism.

Ethnic stereotypes and national myths

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 – extremism in Serbia by engaging representatives of parties from across the political spectrum, civil society organizations, academics and the media.

The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge

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?

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?

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

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

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

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.