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Social Media and Conflict

Social Media and Conflict

"Social media networks equip activists and intellectuals with avenues to raise issues of importance for their constituencies and networks"

Talk About Talks With North Korea

Talk About Talks With North Korea

"We believe the best way to proceed would be to first hold bilateral 'talks about talks' without preconditions." Track-2 Diplomacy does not use carrots and sticks, focuses on problem-solving, changes the perceptions on both sides and paves the way for official negotiations.

Addressing Economic Inequalities and Right-Wing Terrorism

“After recent terrorist attacks, I have witnessed the proliferation of anti-Muslim rhetoric and the rise of right-wing extremist parties…this has led to an atmosphere of fear towards Muslims in countries where they are seen as a separate ethnic group or viewed as foreign.” Populist parties have gained support by capitalizing on concerns over the financial burdens of migration and the belief that migrants engage in crime, take jobs away from nationals, are a threat to national identity, or have religious practices incompatible with modern society.

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

In Colombia, UN political chief urges parties to ‘stay the course’ set out in peace accord. Credibility leverage is most effective at generating durable and longer lasting peace after the agreement.

Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

In Honduras, police officers abandon posts and defy orders to join nonviolent protests against election fraud. Police defection grew as protests spread to other cities. Nonviolent activists can lessen chances of violent repression by strategically publicizing the contrast between their actions and those of their opponent–and by taking measures to facilitate security force defection.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations and Mediator Leverage

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations and Mediator Leverage

The Palestinian leadership has condemned President Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which it said effectively disqualifies the United States from serving as peace broker. A mediator’s use of information, contextual knowledge of the conflict, and a perceived commitment to the peace process is most effective at generating durable and longer lasting peace after the agreement.