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.
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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…Continue
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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. …Continue
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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…Continue
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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 …Continue
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You are not alone in believing that there are peaceful solutions to all conflicts irrespective of complexity or scale. Consider this:
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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…Continue
Call for Expressions of Interest: Bangladesh and Post-2015: Targets in Action
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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…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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..
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Hi Friends ! I am back here after so many months..Wish all of you a Great New Year 2015!
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
-- 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…
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