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.
When diplomats are unable to end or prevent conflict, other parties may take the initiative, launching cross-border sports or cultural exchanges. In a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes informal and unusual types of diplomacy to see which hold the most promise.
Why are women excluded from the peace talks that will shape Syria’s future? Lindsay Cornelio examines the issue.
Sara Monteabaro writes: During January 2014, I traveled to the Kurdistan region of Iraq along with five other students from New York University’s master’s in global affairs program. The trip was part of the Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding run by Professor Thomas Hill in conjunction with the University of Duhok in Iraq. As part of the program, each NYU student paired up with a Duhok counterpart to write a research paper on a topic related to peacebuilding in the Kurdistan region.
Cairo professor Khaled Fahmy discusses the political and social turmoil in Egypt since the revolution of January 2011 and the army intervention of July 2013. Barbara Borst reports.
Thalia Beaty reports on programs to strengthen entrepreneurs in a region undergoing economic as well as political transformation.