Constructive Confrontation Initiative Spring 2018 Posts to Date
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What are the parallels between intractable conflicts and climate change? There are many--and much to be learned from studying them.
Why are intractable conflicts like the earth and an onion? They all have multiple layers that hide the core.
Why can't we fix our serious social, economic, political, and environmental problems? Because we don't know how to deal with the underlying conflicts!
Intractable conflicts aren't impossible to resolve--they are just very difficult. Recognizing their true nature is the first step towards transformation.
Limiting the destructiveness of today's big and intractable conflicts will require majors advances at the frontiers of the peace and conflict fields.