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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"

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.

Defeating ISIS with Nonviolent Resistance

Defeating ISIS with Nonviolent Resistance

Photo credit: Ben Schumin This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Stephan, M. J. (2015). Civil Resistance vs. ISIS. Journal of Resistance Studies, 1(2), 127-150. Retrieved from http://resistance-journal.org/ Summary The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is a radical religious

Sanctions as a Tool for Peace

Sanctions as a Tool for Peace

Moderate sanctions lower the chance of war, but weak/overly destructive sanctions do the opposite. Strategic sanctions can lead to diplomatic negotiations.