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New Knowledge Base Content
  • 26 Apr 2016Thinking organically about the complexity of large-scale conflict. Can the Google traffic system offer a model?
  • 7 Apr 2016Complexity-oriented approaches to conflict are more like medicine and less like engineering.
  • 5 Apr 2016An exploration of how an understanding of ecodynamics and evolution an help us deal with complex conflict.
  • 29 Mar 2016Simple models won't work! We need to develop conflict intervention models for higher level complex, systems.
  • 24 Mar 2016Intractable conflicts are complex adaptive systems, so they need complex, adaptive responses.
  • 21 Mar 2016If your backlash coefficient is more than one, your cause cannot be won! Learn why!
Learning Community News
  • 1 May 2016
    Scientific American shares an interesting article on scientific explanations for the liberal/conservative divide.
  • 27 Apr 2016The New York Times shares great statistics illuminating the emergence of class as the central political fault line in the United States. 
  • 27 Apr 2016
    The Atlantic shares a provocative video emphasizing the shortcomings of simple empathy, and the need for sophisticated problem-solving.
  • 27 Apr 2016IZA shares an interesting window into the complex calculations of gender pay equity in the United States.
  • 27 Apr 2016Pew Research shares interesting statistics on the sharply more optimistic views of emerging societies, contrasted with their rich, developed counterparts.
  • 27 Apr 2016
    The Atlantic explains that there are declining birth rates among millennials - is this enough to threaten the "sustainability" of the next generation?


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