Marx noted that history reoccurs, first as tragedy, then as farce. We seem to be living in a period where history remains unlearned yet is... Read More
What lesson from Sudan?
The break-up of Sudan, aided and abetted by the United States, can be seen as another example of ill-conceived outside interference in an internal conflict... Read More
Kosovo – going nowhere fast
Kosovo is not, by itself, a sustainable economic or political entity. Waiting for Serbia to recognize Kosovo as independent (in order to enter the EU)... Read More
The year Europe should not break
Events over the last year – beginning with the Greek debt crisis and including economic malaise as well as the refugee and terrorist challenges –... Read More
The year Europe breaks
Another year of an unstoppable refugee flood will tear up the reality of a borderless EU while raising a popular political backlash. And when Europe finally... Read More
Mistakes were made – part II
The US is now in the process of choosing its next president. Everyone – in America and beyond – should insist that all the candidates... Read More
Kosovo – the defenestration of Oliver Ivanovic
Oliver Ivanovic is today a political prisoner being held as a result of an unholy – and rather short-sighted – alliance between the internationals, Belgrade... Read More
The US and Russia
Russia and the US have a deep shared interest in their own and global security. They form, in effect, the Western and Eastern boundaries of... Read More
Conflict and intervention – the role of multilateralism
There are five good reasons for the major powers – especially the US – to commit themselves to consensus decisions on multilateral intervention achieved through... Read More
Broken states never heal themselves
Broken states never heal themselves and can only be put back together with the prolonged involvement of outsiders working together to end the violence, impose... Read More
America’s default setting – part two
Berlin and Brussels should be spearheading efforts to pull together a diplomatic approach – to accompany US/Russian military actions – to gaining some level of... Read More
America’s default setting
When the US doesn’t know what else to do but politics seems to require some form of action, the US defaults to its military and... Read More
Reappraising Western failures during the break-up of Yugoslavia
As we approach the sad day of 20 years on from the Srebrenica massacre, it has become – unsurprisingly – the object of much reappraisal... Read More
Yugoslavia, Syria and Iraq – lessons learnable?
The demise of Yugoslavia has several important lessons for other divided contexts. First, if you want to maintain the stability of internally divided states, it... Read More
Leaving Serbia and Kosovo to settle things themselves?
The EU may just leave it to Serbia and Kosovo by sorting out their economic relations – opportunities exist for Serbia to play a significant... Read More
The refugee crisis
Europe has tried to hide from this basic fact, that nothing but a sea separates them from the millions seeking a better life. In the immediate... Read More
Zašto kosovski Srbi treba da sarađuju i participiraju zajedno
Dok se stavovi u okviru zajednice kosovskih Srba mogu razlikovati, s druge strane jedini način da poboljšatju svoj uticaj u postojećim institucijama, je kroz rad... Read More
Why Kosovo Serbs should work together and participate
While views may differ within the Kosovo Serb community, working on a common agenda and bargaining together with the Kosovo Albanians and other groups in... Read More
What to do about civil war?
As difficult on a human level as it may be to stand back and not intervene, the best approach to the conflicts in the Mideast... Read More
Iran, Israel and the bomb
The real issue raised by the dispute between President Obama and Netanyahu – one that should transcend politics – is whether it is possible to... Read More
What next for Kosovo Serbs?
In light of the ongoing Brussels dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the time has also come for Kosovo Serbs to seize the opportunity to address the... Read More
January 2015 Review
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Running out of room on Kosovo
Serbia faces an existential choice in the next months between finally entering Europe or being left out in the cold. Room to avoid such a... Read More
Torture is also stupid
The revelations of CIA torture are the tip of an iceberg. The larger issue remains the apparent American inability to formulate a bipartisan approach to... Read More
Kosovo status – carpe diem?
Several important factors provide the context for smart, collective planning and action in the benefit of all the peoples of Kosovo and led by the northern... Read More