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Entry points in international mediation – Ripeness in Syria?

The professional mediation community tries to make sensitive assessments about when and how and even if to intervene in a conflict situation. Albeit some argue that any intervention should be done with a mandate and keeping the Do No Harm … Continue reading

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Negotiating the pitfalls of civil wars – the notion of strategic deceit

Whilst mediation is being hailed as viable tool and solution for overcoming violent conflict and bringing parties to the table (even in the most violent of conflicts), there has to be a moment where parties do get together to find … Continue reading

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Agenda-setting in Syria

In mediation and negotiation, sequencing, prioritizing issues and setting the agenda is a pre-condition for confidence-building measures. This excellent argument below explores the reasons for it, with a case in point on Syria Could discussing humanitarian issues lead to disaster … Continue reading

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