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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Udnyt momentum for at gentænke fredsprocessen i Israel-Palæstina

Udnyt momentum for at gentænke fredsprocessen i Israel-Palæstina

Det kræver mod og fundamental nytænkning at ændre situationen i Israel og Palæstina. Fredsprocessen er gået i stå, hvis man da overhovedet kan sige, at den har været rigtigt i gang. En cyklus af krige og raketter med daglig undertrykkelse og ydmygelse udgør et uacceptabelt status quo. En anerkendelse af den palæstinensiske stat kan være et symbolsk, men vigtigt skridt henimod at ændre en uacceptabel, uholdbar og fastlåst situation.
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Hvem støtter og finansierer Islamisk Stat?

Hvem støtter og finansierer Islamisk Stat?

Alle har hørt om Islamisk Stats grusomheder og deres overraskende militære sejre i Syrien og Irak, og Danmark sender endnu engang kampfly på vingerne mod en stor og forfærdelig fjende. Men hvordan blev Islamisk Stat så stor? Læs om hvem, der støtter og finansierer terrorgruppen her.
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Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

The Middle East is experiencing enormous changes of sectarian and power-related character. The West should not line up militarily behind certain directions because then we will become a part of the conflicts, and it will only result in terrorism in Europe and USA.… læs mere!
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