This is a diverse set of comments, but the all relate to the fundamental question of why some conflicts are so much more difficult to resolve than others are.
|Louis Kriesberg explains his answer to the common question "Well, what would you do NOW?"|
|Peter Coleman discusses different types of intractable conflicts.|
|Sanda Kaufman explains that even the best conflict resolution processes may not work in intractable conflicts.|
|Frank Blechman believes the biggest obstacles for conflict intervenors are cynicism and lack of hope.|
|Elise Boulding says "Intractable conflicts are less so if one envisions a way out."|
|Pamela Aall, of the U.S. Institute of Peace, discusses the disagreement among scholars and practitioners regarding a definition of "intractability."|