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Beyond Intractability In Context

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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Recent Posts
  • An important reminder that protecting the world from the dangers of nuclear war requires continued vigilance #mbi_context -- The New Nuclear Arms Race
  • A look at how far the new world of social network-based political speech has come from the ideal of democratic debate (and the partisan gap). #mbi_context -- Trump Is Winning the Online War
  • A call for an educational system that de-emphasizes high-tech STEM fields and promotes civic understanding and participation. #mbi_context -- Forget STEM, We Need MESH
  • A billionaire's welcome appeal for a new kind of capitalism where companies work to advance societal, not just shareholder, interests. #mbi_context -- Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism
  • A look at the haphazard nature of the American medical system and a window into how large-scale, complex systems become so dysfunctional. #mbi_context -- The American Medical System Is One Giant Workaround

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