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.
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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.
South Africans mediated during Burundi’s conflict Reply
In the midst of Burundi’s civil war, two Zulu leaders who had once tried to kill one another shared their experience of making peace. Samantha Adler examines their work and other efforts in the third of five articles on innovative diplomacy.
Athletes and Musicians Reached Out to North Korea Reply
In the second part of a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes the use of basketball and classical music to strive to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States.
Innovative Diplomacy Strives to Resolve Conflicts Reply
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.
Who is Writing Syria’s Future? Reply
Why are women excluded from the peace talks that will shape Syria’s future? Lindsay Cornelio examines the issue.
Reflections on Rwandan genocide 1
2014 is the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in three months. American development and humanitarian worker, Carl Wilkens was there. Leslie Dewees reports.
Rwanda: Lessons on Preventing Genocide 1
The general who led United Nations peacekeepers during the Rwanda genocide says early warning signs are the key to preventing atrocities. Hadley Griffin reports.
Preventing Political Violence in Kenya Reply
A new study assesses how Kenya avoided another round of widespread ethnic violence in the March 2013 elections and what steps it still needs to take. Barbara Borst reports.