2011 INTERNATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, 28 June – Sunday, 3 July 2011
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 1st International Neighbourhood Symposium on “Understanding the Common Neighbourhood – The Black Sea Region in Focus” to be held on the island of Heybeliada near Istanbul, Turkey from Tuesday, 28 June – Sunday, 3 July…Continue
oon after the launch of the US-led war in 2003, Iraq witnessed the emergence of a violent conflict and the deepening of splits along communal, religious, confessional, tribal and ethnic lines. The resulting chaos gave rise to growing insecurity and lawlessness and an upsurge in religious extremism. To mark International Women’s Day, Benoite Martin reports on the work of Iraqi women’s groups to counter insecurity and extremism.
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Dr Jack McConnell MSP served for two years as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Peacebuilding and is now a member of the House of Lords. In this exclusive interview with Insight on Conflict (also available as a podcast) he explains why conflict reconstruction is the most important challenge of our time, where there have been peacebuilding successes, and the changes necessary to build a more peaceful world.
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Erle Frayne D. Argonza
A quake of intensity Reichter 6+ struck New Zealand just recently. Scores of people were instantly killed by the catastrophe, with some couples of Filipino expatriate workers there missing or presumed dead. The quake was the 2nd in a row to strike the city of Christchurch, and that to me bodes ill of the times.
There seems to be a hyper-attenuation of tectonic attacks across the globe over the last two decades or…Continue
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Convencidos que el conocimiento es el único bien que aumenta a medida que se comparte, convocamos durante este 2011 a quienes trabajan por la mediación, la construcción de la paz y los procesos colaborativos a compartir las experiencias en el portal…Continue
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As countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa are swept up in a tide of revolution, the Project on Justice in Times of Transition is looking to past transitions for insight into the coming challenges for governments transitioning from authoritarian…Continue
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I have just returned from Egypt, where the reality was rather different from government advice and some media reports. The German foreign office advised its nationals against travelling to Egypt; Netherlands newspapers were running reports of Bedouin kidnapping refugees for ransom and many police posts in Sinai deserted. In reality, I have never known the Sinai so safe and relaxed.
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On 12 March 2011 it will be seven years since human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit was abducted by policemen from a busy Bangkok street. He is presumed dead. His body has never been found. Attempts to bring the perpetrators to justice have been thwarted at every turn, highlighting the persistent obstructions faced by victims of extrajudicial violence and the enduring problem of impunity – all of which remain major obstacles to the resolution of ongoing conflicts, not only in the restive…Continue
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Peace Direct has just launched a new blog section on Insight on Conflict, the leading online resource on local peacebuilding, bringing together local peacebuilders, supporters and critics for an enriching intercultural exchange of reports, opinions, and arguments.
Below are summaries of the four most recent blog posts. Please have a read and join the discussion! Anyone interested in contributing to the blog, please get in touch…Continue
Finally, we have a government in Nepal. After the resignation of the Prime minister Madhav K. Nepal it tooked seven months to form a new government. A month is passing but the newly formed government has not taken its shape. The Prime minister is opposed by his own party and he has to strrugle against the leaders of his own party.
Five years ago when the rebellions and the rest of the seven political party reached on the peace agreement no one new that Nepal will really…Continue
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Vol. 5, Issue 2, March 2011
Editor: Tom Richardson,…
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The rising urban population has been changing the nature of solid waste management in Bangladesh from mainly a localised issue to a more distinct and persistent social problem. Despite the growing extent of this problem, the sector continues to remain one of the most disorganised areas of urban development in Bangladesh. An estimated 47000 tons of solid waste per day will be generated in urban areas by 2025, which is almost three and half times more than the current…Continue
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FOOD PRICES UP, SPECULATORS ATTACK ANEW!
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Winds of change are blowing hard on the granite edifices of autocratic regimes in pan-Arabia. As this is happening, financier speculators cashed in on the conflict by playing it up in the petrol spot market, thus raising oil prices to scorching heat levels. More areas of the global economy are under attack by the financier speculators, food & beverage among…Continue
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