All Blog Posts Tagged 'war' (443)

TransConflict - January 2016 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…


Added by TransConflict on February 3, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

My New Book (co-author): Libya's Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

Libya's Displacement Crisis

Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

Order here: …


Added by Ibrahim Fraihat on February 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Co-Construction of 'The Enemy': ISIS, Hegemony and Self-Identity

“What joins men together…is not the sharing of bread but the sharing of enemies”

  —Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


"When We Eat from a Common Dish, We Have No Enemies"  African Proverb


It might well give…


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on January 4, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

TransConflict - December 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during December, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…


Added by TransConflict on January 4, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Women, War, and Peacebuilding Conference

Added by Betty Stoneman on December 22, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

TransConflict - November 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during November, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:


Added by TransConflict on December 1, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

What Doth the Lady Say Now?

Posted on by kathiemm…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 24, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Arrest in the Netherlands: How an Afghan war crime came to light

The following is a report I wrote earlier this week for The Christian Science Monitor giving the background to an article that I dispatched to  the same newspaper in February, 1980, from Bajaur Agency in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province. This report, plus more detailed writing in my first 1985)  book: Afghanistan - The Soviet War,  served as primary sources for the Netherlands War Crimes Police to investigate those responsible for the Kerala massacre in April 1979. This is…


Added by Edward Girardet on November 5, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Intervention in Syria: Russia Gambles Big Time

By James M. Dorsey

At a news conference at the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov may have been on thin ice when he defended Russian intervention on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. He pointed to the chaos that followed US targeting of other Arab autocrats like Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Russia’s track record however is no less chequered with its defeat in Afghanistan and its devastating campaign in Chechnya…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 13, 2015 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

The thirteenth GCCT newsletter

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present the thirteenth edition of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, available by visiting:…


Added by TransConflict on September 17, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Military Applications of the GRIN Model

A social group's ability to innovate is limited by its GRIN diversity, and the GRIN Model (Gadfly-Relational-Institutional-Negotiator) helps us to measure and manage that diversity. Thus, if you think the goal of the military is to dominate others, then you might expect the primary military application of the GRIN model to be to reduce enemies' capacities to innovate, while defending one's own.

However, the goal of the…


Added by Christopher Santos-Lang on September 9, 2015 at 11:36pm — No Comments

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Added by TransConflict on February 20, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

What did you die for, soldier?

(Originally published at

This poem is a tribute to Col MN Rai of the Indian Army, and thousands of others soldiers who die around the world, hopefully believing a worthy cause. Col Rai’s daughter bid him…


Added by Rukmini Iyer on January 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Two of wars on the young generation

Two set of wars have set our generation of young people in utter pain, suffering, fear and often despair, within the sub-region of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

In making a case for Sierra Leone, I believe it reflects perhaps upon all the three countries with a common thread of unfortunate and problematic history.

The civil wars and the Ebola onslaught have torn apart families, children and the young generation in all three countries. The civil war in Sierra Leone raged from… Continue

Added by Andrew Benson Greene on December 6, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Invitation October 23-27: Syria’s child refugees paint their story on a 1,760foot canvas on the National Mall, DC

“Peace and Hope” 1,760 ft Art Installation Ribbon Cutting on the National Mall: Syria’s child refugees paint their story

From October 23 - 27, a 1,760 foot art installation painted by more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children, entitled “Peace and Hope," will be displayed on the National Mall. The art exhibit is a non-political cultural diplomacy initiative aimed at educating the public about the…

Added by Hazami Barmada on October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law by Iain Guest

Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has value in today’s “asymmetric” wars. It is a troubling and difficult question, the more so as the International Committee of the Red Cross is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention, on the protection of…


Added by iain on August 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

How listening to stories can bolster your work

When you think of storytelling, I’m guessing that your first thoughts are more about the emotional potency of stories to enrich our lives and expand our awareness, and less about about rigor. But over the years GlobalGiving has developed an approach to storytelling that allows organizations to map much more of the complexity of any social problem or conflict than they could do with surveys and old-school evaluations.

A crux of our approach is to have the people embedded in communities…


Added by Marc Maxson on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Amid Israel-Hamas War: Is Peacebuilding a Dream or Reality?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen

While in Israel two weeks ago, as sirens sounded, rockets and missiles flew, and…


Added by Viola Gienger on July 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Point of No Return for “Iraq?” ISIS march into Iraq exposes new realities

June 27, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg

Much of the coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria’s (ISIS)…


Added by Brian Frydenborg on June 28, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

An introduction on my blog :

This Blog is about the contemporary history of Syria, from independence in 1947 till the start of the recent wave of protests, which began in 2011

At first I wanted to write about what is happening in the country since 2011, but as the situation has gotten worse, I thought about writing about the Syrian contemporary history, which I believe might help to put the recent events within its historical framework, and eventually it would yield in giving a greater meaning to…


Added by Syrian Breeze on June 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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