Creating space for women as transformers of conflict
It was not until 2000 when the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 detailed the specific risks facing women in conflict and determined to tackle this... Read More
2014 Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
TransConflict is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies organised by the Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) from 30 June... Read More
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... Read More
Ethnic conflict and gender-based violence
These effects of rape as a strategy of war demonstrate how it has been systematically used as a weapon to destroy the possibility for future... Read More
New rules for rebuilding a broken nation
Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what’s the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? Paul Collier explains the... Read More
Religion and conflict – what is neutral space?
Beliefs, religion and culture have often been sidelined as private matters in accounts of conflict, understood as products of more ‘basic’ material factors, or else... Read More
Tango – the intimate dance of conflict transformation
Trust, dialogue, passion, communication, vulnerability and empathy. Like tango, transforming conflict is an intimate affair.
The walk from “no” to “yes”
William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations –... Read More
Impunity and Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria
The Boko Haram conflict northern Nigeria has been mostly viewed in social, economic, and religious terms; however, the relationship between the politics of transitional justice... Read More
Teaching conflict transformation to youth – preparing the world’s future leaders
While incorporating conflict resolution concepts into education is blossoming, now is the perfect time to extend this type of education to all corners of the world,... Read More
Former prisoners and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland
The changing dynamics of ‘post conflict’ political discourse, coupled with the emergence of a new generation who did not necessarily live through the thirty year... Read More
Kosovo – an approach to settling the north emerging?
Dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade has moved surprisingly well since the new – supposedly radical nationalist – Serbian government took up its side late last... Read More
Damascus and the Tariqa (the way by initiation)
With the current hardening of the sense of duality between Syrian government and opposition, good faith negotiations seem even further away. The vision of an... Read More
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.
Salience and emotion
Progress toward more effective management of regional disputes will be possible only if leaders emerge inside the region capable and willing to channel their own and their followers’ emotions toward negotiations everyone accepts from the outset will lead to painful sacrifices on everyone’s part.
Peacebuilding and Bach
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach, particularly his organ music, redresses the balance from a bleak view of human affairs to a saner and more hopeful perspective.
Politics by other means – netwar for Kosovo
Though an under-explored aspect of contemporary conflict, developments in information technology are fuelling the emergence of new forms of warfare which could pose a unique challenge to state's critical infrastructure.
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
TransConflict is pleased to announce that it is now an affiliated organization of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.
Recognising every casualty of armed violence
TransConflict has become a signatory to the Charter for the Recognition of Every Casualty of Armed Violence, which has at its core a simple principle that ‘no person should die unrecorded’.
Returning disputed war monuments
TransConflict is pleased to present a research paper, entitled 'Returning disputed war monuments – can heritage be reinterpreted for new political agendas?', which explores how the much-disputed Isted Lion - which Denmark recently returned to Flensburg, Germany - no longer recalls a famous Danish military victory, but is instead presented as a symbolic expression of trust between the two countries.
EU accession and peacebuilding
Extracts from a report on a recent seminar, entitled ‘EU accession and peacebuilding’, organized by the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), which took place in Belgrade on 28-29th September 2010.