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Comeback of South Stream?

grafik In my article Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe how new Turk(ish) Stream pipeline is re-routing the energy supply in whole Eastern Europe with Greek and Tesla [Balkan]…

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Added by Ari Rusila on August 29, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

The Middle East: Who says popular quest for change has been quelled?

By James M. Dorsey

A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular revolts four years ago that toppled four autocrats: dignity, social justice and greater…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 28, 2015 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Fostering Peace and Transforming Conflict, One Barrio at a Time

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Many know Bogotá as a model of urban development in Latin America. In 1993, the city was in crisis, with a recorded homicide rate of 81 per 100,000 inhabitants. To put this figure in perspective, in 2014 there were 328 murders in New York City, or about 4 per 100,000 inhabitants. Over the next few years, however, a series of progressive…

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Added by Elvira Felix on August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Turkish soccer supports Erdogan’s war against the Kurds

By James M. Dorsey

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities designed to enhance the prospects of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party in forthcoming snap elections.

With armed Kurdish youth effectively taking control of at least one predominantly Kurdish city in south-eastern Turkey, Turkish war planes pounding Kurdistan…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 28, 2015 at 12:38am — No Comments

Wives of the Disappeared Hold the Key to Transitional Justice in Nepal

NEWS BULLETIN 274

MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2015

NAIKAP VILLAGE NEAR KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Shobha Batta (photo below) has never accepted the loss of her husband Shyam in 2001. One moment he was tending the family shop, the next he was being led away by a group of Maoists cadres, never to reappear. His wife was left to grieve with her two small children.

Adding to the family's woes, the recent earthquake in Nepal tore off the top of the family house. Ms Bhatta received…

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Added by iain on August 26, 2015 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Critic: Peace journalism=not objective, achievable, realistic. I beg to differ.

This reply is in response to a blog post from Stephanie Bosset, a photographer and journalist based in London, who “disagrees with the concept of peace journalism.” 

Dear Stephanie:

I’d like to thank you for your thoughtful post on peace journalism. While we don’t agree, there is certainly value in the discussion, and in the issues you raise.



First, like many critics of peace…
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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on August 26, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Tragedy and Hope: The Mending of the Middle East

Tragedy and Hope: The Mending of the Middle East

By Inas Younis
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00…


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Added by Inas Younis on August 26, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Careers in Monitoring and Evaluation - Blog Post

New blog post on American University's Project Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate blog: http://programs.online.american.edu/online-graduate-certificates/project-monitoring/resource/careers-in-monitoring-and-evaluation

Please take a look, you might even find a tip of the hat to PCDN!

Added by Allyson Krupar on August 26, 2015 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

The causes and consequences of cross-border conflict in Kyrgyzstan by Ian Litschko

Ill-considered boundaries make cross-border cooperation difficult in some parts of Central Asia. Ian Litschko discusses a recent incident on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct, Insight on Conflict is the leading online…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on August 26, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 26, 2015 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

PEACE - SARAJEVO - OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA'S APPLICATION FOR THE

2022 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2015, 2022 WILL BE ALMOST THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS.

Mission Statement

  • To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding.
  • To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with the construction, activities, funds, and the spirit…
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Added by Gaylen McGee on August 25, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

How Organizations/Employers Can Benefit from Using the Peace and Collaborative Development Network

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Membership in the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is free and open to individuals and organizations. However, PCDN strongly urges you to consider a paid membership in order to help support the network  (for more details see below or the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 24, 2015 at 11:31am — 26 Comments

Please Consider Advertising on the Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?

Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for jobs/consultancies , advertising for trainings, courses, events, postgraduate degrees?

Do you want to effectively reach thousands of interested individuals and organizations from around the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 24, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

‘August 17th 2015’ Proved the unpragmatic deadine for South Sudan civil war *by Eyob Asfaw Gemechu

August 17th 2015 was supposed to be stunning day for AU, UN, the Troika nations (Britain, United States and Norway), China, Rwanda, Chad and Algeria. Provided that the discussion of US President Obama met AU, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan in Addis Ababa while his official visit in early August of 2015, which lasts to publicize the Aug. 17 as a deadline for South Sudan warring parties to come up with peace road map. That  statement of threatening sanction for the …

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Added by Eyob Asfaw on August 24, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Support the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (Creative Ideas Welcome)

Dear Colleagues



There are a number of ways you can help support the PCDN network as outlined below.

 

1. Become a Paying Member - The PCDN network has helped impact thousands of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 24, 2015 at 7:50am — 16 Comments

International Hizmet Essay Contest 2015 OPEN

Rumi Forum is organizing the International Hizmet Essay Contest 2015 in partnership with the Hizmet Studies Review, which is based at the KU Leuven University in Belgium. The theme of the International Hizmet Essay Contest 2015 is:

“The Hizmet Approach to Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization”…

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Added by Richard T on August 21, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

IMCP Internship

Position:                         IMCP Internship (unpaid)
Apply by:                         08/25/15
Contract…
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Added by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on August 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)

Shared Space 101

 

The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …

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Added by Doug Vilsack on August 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

What Others are Saying about the PCDN Network (Add your Own Comments)

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network is an open source for networking, resources, and exploring the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, development, human rights, and more. We are constantly developing the site and also seeking feedback on how the site may have impacted you. Below please find feedback from some members. To see additional feedback and make your own comments, visit the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 20, 2015 at 12:10pm — 87 Comments

Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Social Change, Social Entrepreneurship, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues,



There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study and/or obtain additional professional experience at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, nonprofits, directly from academic institutions and from…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 20, 2015 at 10:36am — 31 Comments

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