Peace education and peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan
TransConflict is pleased to present research into peace education and peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, undertaken by the Peace and Human Rights Organization (PHRO) from Afghanistan, a member... Read More
The refugee crisis – demilitarising masculinities
Photos emerging from the borders of Europe weave a new narrative around what it means to be vulnerable, to be a man, to say no... Read More
Building national stability in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s domestic stability can best be fostered in a climate of regional stability. The historic nuclear deal between the US and Iran has enhanced the... Read More
Why military interventions fail
In examining history, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that a number of major ‘stabilizing interventions’ should not have occurred at all.
The active defense of the cultural heritage of humanity
Today we face the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage, such as the large Buddha statues in Afghanistan, manuscripts in Timbuktuica and religious and cultural artifacts... Read More
The effects of wedding costs on the peace process in Afghanistan
The costs of marriage is one of the root causes for social conflict and family disputes in Afghanistan. Accordingly, the Sanayee Development Organization (SDO), a member of... Read More
9/11 wars – a reckoning
Snared by geopolitical interests, post-9/11 interventions have too easily been captured by leading states. A robust law enforcement process must serve enforcers of law, not... Read More
Afghanistan – striking the right balance
It remains yet to be seen if the fragile and deeply sensitive house that the West has built will be able to withstand the pressures... 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
In praise of buffer states
The United States and its NATO allies have long neglected an historical and geo-strategic truism: we need buffer states to avoid direct confrontation between regional... Read More
Pursuing reconciliation with armed opposition groups in Afghanistan
Though Afghanistan’s new president, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has already demonstrated the political will to pursue reconciliation with armed opposition groups, such as the Taliban and Hezb-e Islami, a... Read More
Whose peace are we building?
There is a reason why military and foreign intervention doesn’t work. These interventions thrust “solutions” onto the people of the country intervened in. These “solutions”... Read More
The role of technology in the 2014 Afghan elections
Impassion Afghanistan plays a role in the elections by contributing to the development of technology in the country, and producing trained citizen journalists using social... Read More
Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan
TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Afghanistan – achieving the MDGs through peacebuilding
TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch a new project by the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), in partnership with Cooperation for... Read More
Is transitional justice a forgotten issue in Afghanistan?
Thirty years of conflict has left a history of war crimes, human rights abuses, and atrocities, for which many victims have never received justice.
Afghanistan – Cooperation for Peace and Unity
TransConflict is pleased to present the profile of Cooperation for Peace and Unity from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
New Silk Road – stabilising Afghanistan post-2014
The revival of the country’s ancient role as a trade and transport hub for South and Central Asia can contribute to a stable and prosperous... Read More
Natural resources and peacebuilding – is the United Nations united?
There is a fundamental need to address natural resource degradation, governance and benefit-sharing as a fundamental component of peacebuilding in Afghanistan and other post-war countries.
A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle
One year ago today, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This sombre anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students,... Read More
Land disputes and governance in Afghanistan
Land in Afghanistan is an extremely complicated issue, proving a main source of conflict. Weak governing institutions and a lack of political will to tackle the... Read More
Syrian military intervention – Washington’s “well-oiled” operation
The United States has only to gain from the likely military intervention which will give it unrestricted access to Syria’s oil reserves, with a larger... Read More
On the mathematics of war
By pulling raw data from the news and plotting it onto a graph, Sean Gourley and his team have come up with a stunning conclusion... Read More
We’ll do this again sometime – retaining lessons-learned from Iraq and Afghanistan
As NATO prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, and the engagement in Iraq passes 10 years, government leaders must take on board the lessons learned from... Read More
Afghanistan – I want to study, so shoot me
By denying women many of their most basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan was the proverbial death-knell for progressive lifestyles of women in the country; as the shocking case of Malala Yousufzai demonstrates in the starkest possible manner.
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