Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
Beyond Intractability's efforts to promote more constructive approaches to conflict occur within the larger context of efforts to promote wise and equitable solutions to a broad range of social problems. This blog highlights readable news and opinion articles, "infographics" and reports that help us understand the costs--and hence, urgency -- of the conflict problem, the dynamics that make it so difficult, alternative responses, and innovative success stories about people who have successfully confronted various aspects of the problem in different settings.
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- A profile of someone with a rare and critically needed skill – the ability to persuade racists to abandon racism. #mbi_context --
- It's not just Trump. International data, from the pandemic year, shows sharply increased divisiveness in virtually all developed countries. #mbi_context --
- An interesting story on the gap that has emerged between antiracist progressives and grassroots Black and Latino voters. #mbi_context --
- A timely plea to go beyond simply opposing anything that the other side supports and to honestly look at the merits of competing arguments. #mbi_context --
- Disturbing news that we should expect continuing efforts by global powers to subvert one another's interests using a wide range of dirty tricks. #mbi_context --
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