In this issue of the Peace Science Digest, we present research highlighting the everyday violence and coping mechanisms of Afghan civilians amidst nearly 40 years of war. Next, we look at the important work of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine/Israel and the tension that exists between their dual accompaniment and solidarity roles in the West Bank. We then turn to the significance of a largely overlooked distinction between borrowing money to fund war versus imposing a war tax—and how the latter vastly reduces public support for war. In the fourth analysis, we examine a study that looks back on North Korean-Western relations to reveal interesting conclusions on how the parties react to triggers and provocations. Finally, we look at research on the Arab Spring, and why civil resistance movements in some countries were more successful than in others.
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- The Lived Experience of Violence in Afghanistan
- Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Protection and Solidarity Work in Israel/Palestine
- War Finance Methods and Public Support for War
- North Korea and the International Community: Triggers and Provocations
- An Interactive Approach to Explaining Success and Failure in the Arab Spring
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