The Northern Ireland border problem
The Northern Ireland border problem may turn out not to be the mother of all problems for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union,... Read More
A bull in a china shop – Brexit as a challenge to the Good Friday Agreement
The EU and the UK legal orders possess the necessary flexibility to accommodate such a special status that will respect and protect the unique constitutional... Read More
A special arrangement for Northern Ireland?
Formal recognition of the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland is vital to securing the objectives being sought as the UK negotiates its orderly withdrawal from... Read More
Growing up on the border – on Brexit’s Irish problem
People voted to take back control of the UK’s borders… with little thought for what that would mean for the only actual land border.
The political strategy for peace
After 50 years, the Colombian government has signed a historic ceasefire agreement. But how can we get more Colombians on board?
Meddling with invisible borders? How Brexit will affect the island of Ireland
The EU has made cross-border co-operation easier in Ireland. Anything that puts physical border controls back up will destabilise the peace process.
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... Read More
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... 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
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... Read More
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... Read More
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
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’ 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.