Identifying Effective Elements of Unusual Diplomacy Reply

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. 

Effectiveness of unusual diplomacy. Chart by Samantha Adler

Effectiveness of unusual diplomacy. Chart by Samantha Adler

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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.  

Map of Burundi, courtesy of the United Nations

Map of Burundi, courtesy of the United Nations

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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. 

The separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Jenin, under construction in 2005. Photo by Barbara Borst

The separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Jenin, under construction in 2005. Photo by Barbara Borst

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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.

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him. Photo courtesy of Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him.
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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.

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