Conflict Perspectives is an online journal published by the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD). The journal publishes articles submitted by people from all walks of life who live, work or visit conflict zones. We encourage contributors to tell stories of what they witness or experience, their perspectives on the conflict and to apply their insights on how peacebuilding can be promoted in conflicts. By calling for contributions from different points of view and current stories on the ground, Conflict Perspectives seeks to promote the multi-track approach to peacebuilding.

 

  • Rethinking the Vigilantism Approach and the Challenges of Self Defense in Northeastern Nigeria

    Rethinking the Vigilantism Approach and the Challenges of...

  • Contra la Contra: Nicaragua’s Civil War and the Struggle of Martin Vicente Padilla

    Contra la Contra: Nicaragua’s Civil War and the Struggle...

  • 2015: Electoral Crossroads in Nigeria: An Interview with the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega, OFR

    2015: Electoral Crossroads in Nigeria: An Interview with...

  • When You Kill One Person You Kill the World: Israeli and Palestinian Death Tolls

    When You Kill One Person You Kill the World: Israeli and...

When You Kill One Person You Kill the World: Israeli and Palestinian Death Tolls

My recent travels in Israel and Palestine played out over the backdrop of three missing Israeli youths that were eventually found dead. Shortly after, a young cousin of a Palestinian friend of mine was killed in an apparent act of revenge.

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Contra la Contra: Nicaragua’s Civil War and the Struggle of Martin Vicente Padilla

I was lucky enough to spend two months at Vicente Padilla’s farm just outside of Matagalpa in north central Nicaragua in Early 2012.

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Rethinking the Vigilantism Approach and the Challenges of Self Defense in Northeastern Nigeria

My walk through the streets of Maiduguri, left me with shivers down my spine and goose bumps. The insecurity created by the fear of kidnapping, invasions, and bombings by the Boko Haram Sect was almost palpable.

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