Business-peace initiatives can be successful: 64% of respondents reported improved social fabric in their community, and 80% identified at least one positive economic outcome of the project.
Nonviolent uprisings with radical flanks have a higher mediation rate—35%, as opposed to 14% for those uprisings without radical flanks—suggesting that movements with radical flanks may create greater incentives for mediation due to the “greater risks of negative externalities.”
Non-governmental/professional experts have more of a shared perspective on the Kurdish conflict than politicians do.
Conflicts are embedded within overlapping local, national, and global structures of power. Accordingly, any intervention in a conflict can bring