Category Archives: Peace Research

The Palestinian Bid: Which (State)Hood?

“Israel”… “Palestine”. The utterance of these two words in the same sentence has been one of the most challenging realities post WW2. A reality of conflict that started with the United Nation General Assembly Resolution 181 on the 29th of … Continue reading

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U (Communicate) Peace

When a peace builder decides to enter into a mediation it means that s/he accepts the relationship among the parties and legitimizes their identity and position within the conflict. If to mediate is to legitimize, what do we do when … Continue reading

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20th Century: Let Us Start Resolving Conflicts?!

“Conflict resolution […] first defined itself and then expanded its remit during what we are calling its foundation period in the 1950s and 1960s, and its period of further construction and expansion in the 1970s and 1980s.” wrote Oliver Rasbotham, … Continue reading

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Syria – The Protests and the Media Games

The summer of 2007 was my first real introduction to the Arab world. I had once visited Jordan in 2002 for a week, but the only thing I remember is football and trying something interesting, which they called Nargile. As … Continue reading

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The Vagueness of Security – on what factors does it really depend?

This paper wants to investigate the current opinions about achieving “security” and how much these opinions are consistent with the main theories regarding peace building. “Security” is a theme of which we hear very often and it is surely linked … Continue reading

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Note on Gandhi’s Understanding of Satyagraha

Gandhi’s conception of satya and ahimsa lie at the heart of his entire social and political philosophy. His concept of satya, with ahimsa as the means, determined his doctrine of satyagraha or active resistance to authority; while the concept of … Continue reading

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None on Indian Conception of Peace (Buddhist and Gandhian)

India, since ancient times, has been a play ground for political and spiritual dialogue; with many philosophies and religions springing out from these lands. In this country it is very difficult to differentiate between philosophical and religious enquiry, but one … Continue reading

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