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Peace and Conflict Resolution

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

Policy Alternatives for Central America in Conflict and Crisis

Noah Bullock | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Noah Bullock

The media spotlight has all but moved on from the recently white-hot humanitarian crisis on the Southern U.S. border involving upwards of 60,000 child refugees from Central America. Sadly, the region has faded from the headlines, but the conditions on the ground that force families from their homes persist.

Can the U.S. and Iran Become Trustworthy Rivals?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Bahman Baktiari

It is time to end 35 years of wasteful cold war and mutual satanization with Iran. Both nations must instead focus their full diplomatic powers on stabilizing the deteriorating security conditions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

Syrian Nonviolent Movements Do Exist

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

the policy and media focus on militant operations overshadow nonviolent Syrian initiatives, which overlooks the necessary factors for peace and reconciliation. Syria nonviolent movements do exist -- and persist -- but without much attention.

Birth of a Nation

Cindy Stein Urbanc | Posted 04.20.2014 | Hawaii
Cindy Stein Urbanc

I am a midwife by training and to use an analogy related to that, giving birth is at once hard, painful, and ultimately leads to something beautiful. We shouldn't expect less when Africa bears a new nation.