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Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace

June 27, 2016

By: Alexandria Reid with Sasha Dugdale Poetry, especially in traditional oral form, has the power to connect boundaries and disciplines. Literary critic Paul Fussell makes a powerful case that by forcing the reader to confront ‘actual and terrible moral challenges’ the genre earns itself a special reputation for timelessness and emotional reverence. [1] War poetry … Continue reading “Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace”


Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?

August 22, 2014

By Awah Leonide Azah: Cameroon, Central Africa’s largest economy, has over the years gained a reputation for being a relatively peaceful and stable country in an increasingly insecure region. Conflicts and violent extremism have plagued Cameroon’s neighbors, especially in light of recent conflicts in Mali, Chad, and Central African Republic, as well as of terrorist … Continue reading “Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?”


May 14, A Strife-RCIR event: "The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution." A conversation with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind

April 22, 2014

  Gabrielle Rifkind and Giandomenico Picco: ‘The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution’. Event chaired by Dr. Jack Spence OBE Wednesday, 14 May 5:00 – 6:30, Pyramid Room (K4U.04), King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. WC2R 2LS. Wine reception and book signing to follow. Event by Strife Blog and RCIR Institutions do not … Continue reading “May 14, A Strife-RCIR event: "The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution." A conversation with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind”


Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of "The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution”

March 25, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Giandomenico Picco served for over two decades as a UN official. Among other work, he led the UN efforts which brought about the release of many of the Western hostages from Lebanon and the agreement which ended the Iran-Iraq war. He has been a consultant in the private sector … Continue reading “Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of "The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution””


Who will rule in Syria? Fragmented sovereignty and the problems of transition

March 21, 2014

By Nicholas Barker: ‘Who rules when the fighting stops? … When political groups resort to war, it is because they cannot agree on who gets to call the tune in peace.’[i] The Geneva II peace talks have foundered on the questions of a political transition and what will replace Assad and his regime. Determining who … Continue reading “Who will rule in Syria? Fragmented sovereignty and the problems of transition”


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