What's the deeper story with each conflict?

How are inner and outer peace connected?

North Korea strategy
The greatest threat of our time.
Rhetoric holding the world hostage.
Will they play nice and make the deal of the century?
Or walk out and cause this century's greatest tragedy?
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World in stars
Global conflict fatalities, 2015
Mexico 49%
Central America 50%
Other Latin America 1%
Myanmar 33%
Southern Thailand 14%
Philippines 42%
Other Asia-Pacific 11%
Ukraine 94%
Other Europe & Eurasia 6%
Afghanistan 79%
Pakistan 16%
Other South Asia 5%
Nigeria Boko Haram 46%
Somalia 17%
South Sudan 15%
Sudan-Darfur 13%
Other Sub-Saharan Africa 9%
Syria 66%
Iraq 16%
Yemen 9%
Other Middle East & North Africa 9%
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For each of these conflict hot spots:
• What's the deeper story?
• What are the underlying interests behind the positions?
• How much progress has already been made in reaching a negotiated peace?
• How can we empower thirdsiders intent on ending the conflict?
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What would best serve each conflict:
• Increased global awareness?
• Expert negotiators and funding for peace work?
• Larger non-violent resistance movements?
• Creative solutions to meet the needs of both parties?
Bringing it home now,
how do you negotiate conflicts in your life?
With issues large and small,
How well do you negotiate with your boss or co-workers?
With your spouse or kids?
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and help turn you into an expert negotiator.
What's the psychology behind conflict?
How do we subconsciously choose to incite warfare in our own lives?
Peace comes from within. So here we get real about resolving conflict, at all levels.
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What we
work towards

Risk assessment

Everything we know about each conflict

To work for peace is to study conflict, understanding root causes and finding creative solutions. What are the underlying interests behind each side's stated positions? Who are the third siders, the community affected by the dispute, and how can they be empowered to prevent, resolve and contain conflicts? Here we pool together all we know about the world's most dire situations, identifying needs and opportunities, and bringing together the experts, funding and resources needed to achieve a negotiated solution. Our track record proves nothing is impossible.


Uniting organizations working for peace

Many foundations, institutions, governmental agencies and think tanks are doing incredible work on peace and security issues. But the conflicts persist, and their work may sound academic, technical or distant for people just wanting a simple update on what's happening and what can be done about it. This platform unites these organizations in one place and distills their work into digestible nuggets capable of mobilizing the critical mass of people needed to shift the tide towards peace.


Driving it home

It's easy to focus on distant conflicts and blame terrorists or flawed policy decisions, but the deeper truth is that war and peace begins within ourselves. We may ourselves be embroiled in numerous conflicts at home or at work, and here you will find invaluable courses and resources to help you reach mutually beneficial solutions. But taking it a level deeper, we find that our biggest opponent is the one we face in the mirror every day, that there is a part of us that chooses to react and subconsciously creates conflict situations. Join us in a journey into the depths of who we are, of what it means to be human.

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Uniting mediators, third siders and stakeholders to study and resolve the toughest conflicts.