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Women in Northern Ireland – sharing the learning

Women in Northern Ireland – sharing the learning

In the last two years, more than 600 women peacebuilders have met on a cross-community and cross-border basis to share their experiences of working for peace in Northern Ireland.

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.

The fight of ‘who is right’ – perspectives in conflict

The fight of ‘who is right’ – perspectives in conflict

Attempts at reconciliation should first begin by working to eliminate antagonism; namely by bringing two or more stories to the table and revealing to each party the perspective of ‘the other’.

The insistence of absence – the legacy of the McGurk’s bar bombing

The insistence of absence – the legacy of the McGurk’s bar bombing

The issue of how best to deal with the legacy of the past – if at all – continues to be a contested issue in the north of Ireland. The past remains present as those given the responsibility to move the process forward seem to evade their responsibilities to victims […]

The path to ending ethnic conflicts

The path to ending ethnic conflicts

Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff’s figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most […]

The long war gets longer – the campaign of violent dissident republicans

The long war gets longer – the campaign of violent dissident republicans

Recent violent activity from dissident republicans poses real threats to Northern Ireland – which is often held-up as an exemplary case study of building sustainable peace – yet why does it persist given that it is unlikely to establish a thirty-two county republic?

Dealing with the Michael Collins problem

Dealing with the Michael Collins problem

Along with substantive questions, both Serbia and Kosova continue to grapple with the spoiler problem which underscores – as the unfortunate examples of Ireland’s Michael Collins and Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin demonstrate – the dangers notables face if they prove willing to accept something less than total victory.

The Window in the Wall

The Window in the Wall

‘The Window in the Wall’ is a planned feature-length documentary filmabout the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, and their efforts to create windows in the physical and internal walls that divide them in Northern Ireland.

Serbia requires patience over Europe

Despite Ireland’s affirmation of the Lisbon Treaty, Serbia should refrain from applying for candidacy until the interim trade agreement is unblocked.