Inside this issue, you will find analysis of research highlighting the difference between politicians and experts when it comes to their perceptions of how and why conflict develops over time. Next, we follow an argument on why peace education should step back from its broad focus and return instead to its emphasis on the prevention of war and violence. The third analysis looks at civilian self-protection strategies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and why civilians should be treated as agents, rather than as passive recipients, of their own protection. We then then turn to insights from Nepal and gain a closer understanding of how nonviolent resistance might be used as a tool for confronting war, not only as a tool for challenging injustice. Finally, we analyze a study on public opinion polling on the use of military force and how the public supports diplomacy over war when given the option.
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- How Experts and Politicians Understand Conflict Differently
- Peace Education Should Revive Its Role in Problematizing War.
- Self-protection Strategies in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Nonviolent Resistance, War Termination, and Conflict Transformation in Nepal
- Question Framing and Support for Military Action and Diplomacy