By Geoff Moore Many have congratulated Tunisia lately, deservedly so. The ‘quartet’ of civil society groups which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize has worked to move Tunisia through its transitional period following the Arab Spring and the removal of … Continue reading Tunisia: Top-Down Consolidation, Top-Down Fracture
By Katerina Karakatsanis Why does Harakas, a Greek theologian, describe the Ottoman invasion as “etched in my psyche” when he was born hundreds of years after this event? Why does James McClean, a Derry footballer for West Brom, refuse to … Continue reading But the conflict is over?
A few weeks ago, Algeria celebrated the ten year anniversary of the referendum on the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation. The Charter was a plan towards reconciliation, after a decade of horrific civil war, put forward by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in August 2005 and approved by more than 90 % of the population in a referendum. Despite this, the country remains fragmented. Therefore, one should perhaps not speak about a celebration of the anniversary of the referendum, but rather investigate what this measure has actually achieved. Continue reading Forgiving and forgetting fratricide – reconciliation in Algeria after the ‘Black Decade’