Dialogue is a neglected tool in Conflict Resolution

Dialogue is a neglected tool in Conflict Resolution

Norwegian Steinar Bryn has worked with dialogue as a tool in international conflict resolution for more than 20 years. In this article, RIKO seeks to learn from his experience.
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Interview | At War Without Enemies: Militia Networks and Civil War in Guinea-Bissau

Interview | At War Without Enemies: Militia Networks and Civil War in Guinea-Bissau

RIKO has interviewed professor Henrik Vigh of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. Vigh has closely researched a militia group in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, since the turn of the millennium. The group was first mobilised during the civil war of 1998-1999 and remobilised in the conflicts that followed.… læs mere!
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Interview: Containment and negotiation is the way forward with Islamic State

Interview: Containment and negotiation is the way forward with Islamic State

Interview with Lars Erslev Andersen The US-led coalition has been dropping bombs over Iraq since august in the fight against the Islamic State. They have also supported the ‘moderate’ rebel groups and the Kurds with weapons. However, Islamic State is still very strong.… læs mere!
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When perceptions have fatal consequences

When perceptions have fatal consequences

Addressing and perceiving conflicting parties in a one-sided manner impairs our ability as people, politicians, and societies to engage in dialogue and peaceful negotiation. If we perceive other groups or countries as inherently irrational or evil, we create an external Other, which - as History has shown - in many cases legitimates violent acts against this perceived Other. This article examines the anthropological concept of ‘the Other’ in relation to international conflicts and conflict resolution.
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State Sovereignty and the Self-determination of the people

State Sovereignty and the Self-determination of the people

Sweden has recognised Palestine, the Scotsmen recently went to the polls, the Catalonians calls for secession from Spain, and an independent Kurdistan is becoming more of a reality. Recognition of autonomous areas and de facto independent states is often presented as morally right and something we should strive for.… læs mere!
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