The Frozen Conflict: Transnistria on the edge of gaining independence?

The Frozen Conflict: Transnistria on the edge of gaining independence?

President of self-proclaimed republic of Transnistria, Evgheni Sevciuk, announced recently that the separatist region is prepared to hold a referendum on independence. Transnistria, the small strip of land in Eastern Moldova, won a brief war of independence against Moldovans after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, but without obtaining recognition in the international community. A referendum for independence might soon be on its way, disrupting an already dire situation.
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When perceptions have fatal consequences

When perceptions have fatal consequences

Addressing and perceiving conflicting parties in a one-sided manner impairs our ability as people, politicians, and societies to engage in dialogue and peaceful negotiation. If we perceive other groups or countries as inherently irrational or evil, we create an external Other, which - as History has shown - in many cases legitimates violent acts against this perceived Other. This article examines the anthropological concept of ‘the Other’ in relation to international conflicts and conflict resolution.
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Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

The demonized rhetoric against Russia can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. By Jørn Boye Nielsen, Poul Villaume and Jens Jørgen Nielsen The President election in Ukraine this Sunday has, as expected, placed Petro Porosjenko as Ukraine’s new President. Despite some uncompromising comments from Porosjenko there is a hope that he will choose the method of negotiations or at least make sure to establish a safe decentralization of the country.… læs mere!
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Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

The Middle East is experiencing enormous changes of sectarian and power-related character. The West should not line up militarily behind certain directions because then we will become a part of the conflicts, and it will only result in terrorism in Europe and USA.… læs mere!
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Is BRICS's New Development Bank one step closer towards a new world order?

Is BRICS’s New Development Bank one step closer towards a new world order?

2014 is the year where the International Monetary Fond and the World Bank turns 70 years. It is simultaneously the year where the BRICS countries have decided to establish a new development bank.  By Nina Holst In April this year the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten published an article with the following headline: “The West is holding on to the power in the Monetary Fond”.… læs mere!
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