Author Archives: nakawashi9

About nakawashi9

Mediator, Speaker, Negotiator, Lawyer, Musician, Cook, Passionate Diver

Presenting at MPSA 2017 in Chicago

Dear reader! Time to get back into the field of academia and research and share with esteemed colleagues the latest from the field. This year, one can find me at the 75th annual MPSA conference to be held in Chicago … Continue reading

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Prudence or caution? ECOWAS interventions

Dear reader. Good to have you back. Many of the African experts wonder whether ECOWAS’ most recent intervention in The Gambia marks a turning point in the history of the community’s unstable dealing with challenges to peace and security in … Continue reading

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Essential mediation skills

Dear reader. Good to have you back. I get asked what I consider to be the most important skills in mediation. Three things are important when it comes to political mediation: (1) good management: you need to understand the context, … Continue reading

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Principles of political mediation

Dear reader.  It has been quite a while since I was able to share anything of substance on this blog. To be honest, I didn’t forget about you. Rather, I was busy responding to my commitments, which, as you know, … Continue reading

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My new mediation study is out!

This paper provides a study of mediation experiences from different periodic and country contexts. It investigates elements that are key to mediation effectiveness. For the expert reader, it provides insights into the complexities of political mediation through four decidedly intricate … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: The distinction between international negotiation and international mediation

Dear reader. Great to see that you are returning to this blog. Part of my interest in mediation and research is less about reporting the canon on mediation scholarship and practice available ‘out there’. I believe that there are scholars … Continue reading

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Elections in Africa – the presidential elections in Benin

Dear reader! Welcome back to my blog. It has been quiet for a few days, yet I have been working on deployment in West Africa on election issues. Since the continent will see a wage of African elections to take … Continue reading

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