By James M. Dorsey
China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.
The deal, a year after then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused China of genocide in Xinjiang, involved a halt to Turkish support for Uighur secessionist groups. It promised mutual economic benefit and…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
The Economist recently highlighted the contrast between post-revolt Asian societies and Middle Eastern and North African societies in the woes of a pro-longed, messy and bloody transition that is pockmarked by revolt and counter-revolt, sectarianism, the redrawing of post-colonial borders, and the rise of retrograde groups as revolutionary forces.
Almost 30 years after they brutally crushed pro-democracy student protests, Korean police are…Continue
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TransConflict is pleased to present the twelfth edition of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, available by visiting:…Continue
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By Ian Proctor
Burundi is back at the brink. Less than a decade after the end of its civil war, a political…Continue
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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during May, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This is a part of the world that is crucial not only to Chinese strategic and economic interests but also to how tensions in the restless Muslim province of Xinjiang will develop.
For much of the four decades of economic reform that has positioned…
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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during March, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation and selected…Continue
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For two weeks, 20 civil society professionals from across West Africa were in Accra, Ghana to learn and discuss about what is arguably the fundamental issue that undermines the development of West Africa - leadership.
The participants (11 males and 9 females) came from Liberia, The Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.…Continue
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Hi PCDN Community,
I am hoping this post will help me connect with at least one expert on PCDN that would be willing to participate in an interview to discuss "The Role of women and Peacebuilding in Africa."
I am in the final stages of writing my thesis for my Masters of Law in Dispute resolution practices. Having an interview will not only help me gain a better understanding of the reality for women in Africa after conflict, it will help me verify certain conclusions…Continue
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By Viola Gienger
A recent flare of attacks in northern Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram…Continue
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A refusal by Morocco to host next month’s 2014 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa spotlights complex relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saharan nations as well as the non-transparent inner workings of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a constituent member of troubled world soccer body FIFA.
The Moroccan decision to violate the terms of its agreement to host the tournament has prompted CAF to…Continue
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Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our …Continue
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Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'. Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. It is a story of great tragedy and also of tentative hope. Madut's account of his journey and his perspective on his homeland of South Sudan and what is needed to bring peace are woven into this…Continue
Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 15, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments
Established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa in 2005, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.
In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation Internship…Continue
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In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country. …Continue
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