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Breathing point in CAR – Mediation efforts (Reuters)

BANGUI, June 27 (Reuters) – The two main factions in the Central African Republic’s intercommunal conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands and forced more than a million people to flee their homes. The … Continue reading

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Conflict management or conflict resolution

Conflict resolution or conflict management…that is the question. A many scholars have attempted to delineate the various conflict transformation strands in order to establish a typology of conflict resolution and intervention strategies. Let us try and apply some of the … Continue reading

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A Culture of Intervention – towards a new debate

Since the end of the Cold War era, the international community has gained a bit more space to maneuver in the quite opaque realm of interventions in conflict environments. On the one hand, we find the most potent powers to … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Conflict Analysis – Part II

Conflict Analysis – Quo Vadis, Part II If we can agree with the argument, that conflict analysis should be done with the conflicting parties in mind, including indirectly affected actors due to the contested space and situation (either political or … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Conflict Analysis – Part I

Quo Vadis Conflict Analysis? The first step to understand a situation, a dispute or a conflict is to conduct thorough conflict analysis. This exercise helps us to get a better picture or to apply a range of lenses in order … Continue reading

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Courts Can’t End Civil Wars

The conflict in South Sudan is only the latest instance where extreme violence has erupted after a breakdown of political order. But rather than prioritizing political reform, the international community tends to focus on criminalizing the perpetrators of violence….: Courts Can’t … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Styles

This is an excellent argument which I believe is crucial in understanding the context, the history and the cultural dimensions of a conflict and the ways to bring it to constructive resolution: Peace talks won’t solve the crisis in South … Continue reading

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