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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…


Added by Christina Bache Fidan on March 13, 2011 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

Women of Iraq - from victims to peacebuilders

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.


From Insight on Conflict, by Benoite Martin. For…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

All paths lead to Tahrir.. Egyptian revolution

There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death.…


Added by MasterPeace on March 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Interview and podcast - Jack McConnell, UK Government peacebuilding envoy

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.


From Insight on Conflict. For the full interview and…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Calming local conflicts in Darfur

All societies develop mechanisms for mediating conflicts. It is vitally important to look for local capacities for managing conflicts, even in places such as Darfur, which have become known globally for the violence there. The following three stories are examples of conflicts in Darfur that had the potential to escalate, but were successfully mediated using such local mechanisms.

From Insight on Conflict, by our Sudan Local Correspondent. For the full post:…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 12, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments


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…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 12, 2011 at 12:17am — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 03/11/2011

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to keep busy… Continue

Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 11, 2011 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments


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…


Added by DANIEL MARTINEZ ZAMPA on March 11, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Did I fund Organization X?

Posting this report from Organization X in Zimbabwe and asking my readers, “Would YOU fund this organization?” was about one thing for me:


We all have them. Yet I find as aid workers and do-gooders, we don’t get nearly enough opportunities to surface them.

The fact that I would have to examine my own assumptions and explain how they’ve transformed over the… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 11, 2011 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Egypt: Managing Expectations in a New Democracy

Managing Expectations in a New Democracy


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…


Added by Adam Levy on March 11, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Egypt's peaceful revolution

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.


From Insight on Conflict. Full post by Scilla Elworthy:…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 11, 2011 at 6:22am — No Comments

Slow Wait for Justice in Thailand

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…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 11, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

Insight on Conflict - new blog on local peacebuilding

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…


Added by Ruairi Nolan on March 11, 2011 at 6:04am — 1 Comment

challenges ahead on the silky road


 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…


Added by Divye Jha on March 11, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments

TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS Weekly Digest Mar 7-13, 2011

Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism - website created by Prof. Johan Galtung - Antonio C. S. Rosa, Editor





Thank you!

Added by Antonio Carlos Silva Rosa on March 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sustainable Waste Management in Bangladesh

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…


Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on March 10, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

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 specu…



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…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 10, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments

Rep. King- Hearings? How About Facilitation?

Originally posted at
We all know the story about Rep. Peter King and the hearings he has put together on the radicalization of members of the Muslim community in the United States.…

Added by Jeff Thompson on March 9, 2011 at 7:24pm — No Comments

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