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Prophets and protest in Niger – the reaction to Charlie Hebdo

Insight on Conflict’s Niger correspondent, Oumarou Gado, is based in Niamey. Here he describes the events of the past week, during which violent protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo have led to several deaths.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is …


Added by Insight on Conflict on January 26, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

UK search for Jihadi John spotlights recruitment role of soccer

By James M. Dorsey

The United Kingdom’s search for Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented fighter who appears in videos and beheading of foreigners condemned to death by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, has highlighted the significance for militants of soccer as a recruitment and bonding tool. It has also put the spotlight of a small band of Portuguese nationals who have joined the jihadists in recent years.

The British search is…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 26, 2015 at 3:11am — 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. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on January 25, 2015 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Think South Asia hardcopy

Think South Asia: A Stand for Peace


Added by firdaus on January 24, 2015 at 4:13am — No Comments

hardcopy of my book

Subcontinental Musings: Making a Difference


Added by firdaus on January 24, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

By James M. Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group as well as world soccer body FIFA that effectively supports autocratic or illiberal democratic regimes in the Middle East and North…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 23, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

 UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

Amani Institute is proud to announce a new partnership with the United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Center for Executive Education, based in Costa Rica. In this global partnership, Amani Fellows who complete their …


Added by Roshan on January 23, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments

Peacebuilder, you are not alone...

You are not alone in believing that there are peaceful solutions to all conflicts irrespective of complexity or scale. Consider this:

  • What if professionals in the field had the necessary skills to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence?
  • What if world leaders knew how to effectively build peace?
  • What if decision-makers better understood the tensions between peace and…

Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on January 22, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

How a Syrian refugee taught me about resiliency and humanity in Adana, Turkey

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

(NEAR ADANA, TURKEY)--As we took off our shoes off to enter Sevsan’s living room, it would have been easy to think  we were in an average home somewhere in the Arab world.

Sevsan (below, right), a pretty, 30ish housewife adored with a colorful scarf covering her hair, smiled and offered us a comfortable seat on one of the cushions…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 22, 2015 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

Saferworld - Call for Expressions of Interest: Bangladesh and Post-2015: Targets in Action

Call for Expressions of Interest:  Bangladesh and Post-2015: Targets in Action

Title of Consultancy:

Research Consultant– Post-2015 Case Study in Bangladesh  

Type of Contract:

Consultancy – 27 days  …


Added by Marie Aziz on January 22, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Soccer soft power: A double-edged sword

By James M. Dorsey

An avalanche of criticism of FC Bayern Muenchen,  a leading soccer brand and Germany’s most successful club, for playing a commercially driven friendly against Saudi Arabia’s FC Al Hilal amid a crackdown on dissent in the kingdom, the public flogging of a blogger and the putting on trial in a court that deals with terrorism charges of two women for violating a ban on female driving highlights the increasing risk autocratic Gulf states run in employing the sport to…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 22, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Top 15 articles of 2014

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present our recommendations for the top 15 articles published during 2014:

In addition, we have also compiled a list of the top articles contributed by members of the …


Added by TransConflict on January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Faith Based Conflicts

 Faith based conflicts are on rise..advancement of science has not changed the scenario..Faith is also coming in conflict with freedom of speech and expression.. May be it is time to look into the fundamentals of inter-faith relations..

Added by LALIT on January 21, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Wishing to my Friends:

Hi Friends ! I am back here after so many months..Wish all of you a Great New Year 2015!

Added by LALIT on January 21, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Upcoming Course: Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV) - 2015 Edition

We wish to inform you that the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute (GHRLTI) is now accepting applications for the 10th edition of its Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV), 29th January – 28th February 2015. Please help circulate this announcement.…


Added by Prince Devison on January 21, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Role of people in improving Indo-Pak relations

While British India became independent and was divided into India and Pakistan for a more peaceful and saner future, we know that this is yet to be realized. Since separation, there has largely been a culture of war and extreme hatred. In these 67 years, there have been 4 major wars, countless ceasefire violations and indirect clashes suffered by divided families, prisoners and fishermen.

Yet, there exists a very pessimistic attitude towards peace. It has also been reduced to…


Added by Devika Mittal on January 21, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments

Is Evaluative Mediation Really Mediation?

No.  Read the latest blog post here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on January 21, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments

Conflicting views of Islam spill onto the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men’s match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men. The significance of Ms. Samir’s appearance highlighted the battle for the soul of Islam that is being fought on the pitch as much as it is being waged on multiple other fronts. It also spotlighted strategies to counter militant ideologies.

Ms. Samir, the…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 21, 2015 at 12:43am — No Comments

Return the Olympics to Sarajevo


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…


Added by Gaylen McGee on January 20, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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