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Why are Some Mediations Successful and Others Not?

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Author: | Date: June 2015

Mediation aims to bring a lasting resolution to a conflict between two or more parties; it is akin to negotiation, but with the addition of a neutral, 3rd party mediator […]

Conservation for Peace: Perspectives of Environmental Peacebuilders in Liberia and Timor-Leste

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Author: , | Date: May 2015

Environmental peacebuilding is an emerging field of practice that responds to the needs of the many remote, biodiverse communities around the world that struggle to prevent or mitigate conflicts over […]

Where are Macedonia’s Peacebuilders?

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Author: | Date: April 2015

Macedonia, independent since 1991, is comprised of an ethnic Macedonian majority and ethnic Albanian minority (among others). Despite years of discrimination against ethnic Albanians, the Macedonian national media has shied […]

Reinventing How We Live Together

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Author: , | Date: March 2015

Critics of peacebuilding find the concept problematic. To some, peace is a deeply conservative notion: it can mean compromise; it can mean ‘keep quiet and don’t rock the boat.’ We […]

Peacebuilders in the Sky?

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The number of studies that examine the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in peacebuilding are few and far between. There are even fewer academic studies that explore the […]

Una Hakika: Preventing Rumors and Violence in Kenya’s Tana Delta

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Author: | Date: February 2015

When citizens of a remote and violence-prone part of Kenya hear that a neighbouring ethnic group is planning a massacre, their first response is to believe it. This is especially true […]

Natural Resource Management as a Key to Peace in the Central African Republic

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Author: | Date: February 2015

Beginning in late 2012, a rehabilitated coalition of ex-rebel militia fighters, known as Séléka, reignited conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) over what it believed was the central government’s […]

Connectors and Dividers in Online Spaces

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Author: | Date: January 2015

Like an increasing number of peacebuilders, I have spent some time contemplating how media tools can be used to bridge divides. Further to this thought, what conflict resolution strategies can […]

The Answer to Ebola: a Funder Makes the Case for Community-Driven Action

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Author: | Date: January 2015

The answers are there. This is a critical lesson of the post-war experience in Sierra Leone—that communities already have within them the resources they need to heal from the wounds […]

What Should We Do About Everyday Violence? A Problem Looking for a Solution

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Author: | Date: November 2014

(Photo Credit: Jacqueline Wilson, United States Institute of Peace) A review of The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros, 2014) by Andrew […]