On Europe’s far right complacency
There is a certain blind spot in the European narrative; one that persists despite a history littered with examples of extremism and Fascism. It is... Read More
Trump’s Dreadful Foreign Policy
Trump never understood the critically important bond between Europe and the US, treating them as business partners who must pay an equitable share on defense—failing... Read More
European democracies and the responsibility to not protect?
How can we understand the paradox whereby migrant deaths and increased resources develop concomitantly?
Albania must choose between the EU and Turkey
The EU must make it clear that since full adherence to its charter, especially regarding human rights, freedom, and a democratic form of government, are... Read More
Europe and Turkey – the end of illusion
Erdogan’s ambition to reconstitute elements of the Ottoman era should have a chilling effect on any country with which Erdogan seeks active bilateral relations. There... Read More
Setting the EU scene – a management crisis, not a refugee crisis
The EU can and must show leadership in managing refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law.
A European phoenix – a new role for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The goals of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe remain every bit as imperative to the future stability of Europe as they ever have... Read More
Europe in crisis – an agenda for peace
We no longer have the certainties of the Cold War, but we do maintain its dangers after an illusory period of apparent monopolistic security. Understanding... 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
The European Union is an obstacle to Balkan Development. The desire to get into the European Union is an even bigger obstacle.
The great wandering
Mass migration continues to define Europe as a system of human fluid dynamics.
The Soul of Europe and the EU referendum
TransConflict is pleased to present a paper by the Soul of Europe, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, making a powerful case... Read More
2014 – the year Europe’s map changed (again)
Europe’s map has changed in one crucial way already in 2014, even if most maps outside Russia will not reflect this change. The other change... Read More
The myth of Europe
Europeans tend to cling to the dream – the idea – of Europe as a matter of political, social and economic theology while all too... Read More
Did the EU deserve the Nobel peace prize?
At this critical juncture for Europe, it is important to remember that the EU – despite its very own shortcomings – has strengthened democracy across... Read More
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.
Memories, large and small
The term “The West” obscures periodic and sharp changes in the myths and content of Western demands on Balkan, Middle Eastern, and other actors.
Greece – Balkan dissonance and the creation myth of “Europe”
Reeling European governments and the Brussels bureaucracy will become even less patient than before in dealing with a region where their serial failures to enforce their myth of civic identity and multi-ethnic integration have undermined the narrative of Europe as a united, just, effective and relevant international actor.