Browsing All posts tagged under »conflict«

Words for War: Seven Unknown Quotes on War

March 18, 2015


This post is a contribution to the War Council blog challenge: Can you come up with seven meaningful quotes on war that nobody has read?   “Few of us can hold on to our real selves long enough to discover the real truths about ourselves and this whirling earth to which we cling. This is especially […]

Haiku: Resolution 2015

February 11, 2015


create metaphors / challenging established schemes / my resolution This brilliant illustrated metaphor is credited to Paul Blow at the Guardian titled: Elections in the Islamic states: – 10th April 2010

Gunslingers (U.S. Arms Sales Infograph)

August 1, 2012


GOOD Infographic: Worldwide Arms Sales DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS The world arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong economic impact on its major exporters. This infographic in collaboration with GOOD, shows the biggest international arms suppliers and buyers, and the United States’s recent dramatic jump in market share.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945-1998 (Video)

July 20, 2012


I found this video when looking for information on dynamic network data visualization. Gives you a sense of what the Cold War, deterrence, and mutually assured destruction was all about. From Youtube–Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and […]

Multi-Paradigm Conflict Analysis Part 3

May 18, 2012


A common source of reference is emerging in my study of multi-paradigm conflict analysis: Lederach and Dugan. In Tom Woodhouse and Oliver Ramsbotham’s, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution, the chapter on “Theoretical Frameworks” discusses an integrated model for peace building based off of John Paul Lederach research. While not squarely meeting the intent of the question […]

Multi-Paradigmatic Conflict Analysis Part 2

May 17, 2012


Continuing to pull on the thread of “Multi-Paradigmatic Conflict Analysis” I have found a conference paper by Cathryn Thurston that begins to frame the problem.  Professor Thurston suggests that conflict analysis as a constituent part of conflict resolution is neglected. She suggests that conflict interventions have not been designed from the foundation of a comprehensive […]

Multi-Paradigmatic Conflict Analysis

May 4, 2012


     I just finished a year-long fellowship with MIT’s Seminar XXI. The program “explores key policy issues by examining countries and problems critical to American interests through a variety of paradigmatic lenses.” It intends, “to provide concrete frameworks for examining how different paradigms suggest fundamentally different, even conflicting, answers to the questions American policymakers must […]