Samantha Adler analyzes what makes unusual forms of diplomacy effective or ineffective at reducing conflict. This is the final article in a series of five.
Category Archives: Europe
The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the Peace Players Initiative 1
In the fourth article in her series on unusual forms of diplomacy, Samantha Adler examines efforts to use sports to bridge the divide in Northern Ireland.
Silencing Moscow’s optimistic voice Reply
In Moscow to study U.S.-Russia diplomatic relations, Lori Perkovich sought an internal perspective on the Kremlin’s use of media to influence both Russian citizens and the international community. Her report:
The Conversation: Covert Comrades 1
Jane McClenahan writes: For those interested in what is going on inside Russia I can highly recommend a newly published book which looks at how the internet has been faciliating alternative political voices inside the country. “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are” by Emily Parker considers opposition voices in China, Cuba, and Russia.
Looking Ahead 1
Jane McClenahan writes: As we move into 2014, I’d like to share a few things I’m following this year. It’s a list to encourage discussion, is far from exhaustive and is shamelessly biased towards my own interests.
Proposal to let immigrants vote in New York elections Reply
Maggy Donaldson reports on the drive to make New York the first big U.S. city to allow legal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.
Northern Ireland: Back with a future? Reply
This Fall, US Ambassador Richard Haass is back working in Belfast. It’s a familiar desk for one of the US’s most experienced mediators to get his feet under. Yet, he recently admitted many in the United States were puzzled as to why he was returning to Northern Ireland. Aren’t those problems over they asked?Jane McClenahan looks at why he’s there.