Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
From around the web, more insight into the nature of our conflict problems, limits of business-as-usual thinking, and things people are doing to try to make things better.
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 revealing translation of what one Hamas official is saying about the war and, especially, the horrific casualties Gazans are suffering. --
- A look beyond the political showmanship that surrounds the immigration debate and an examination of why many people are troubled with the left's approach. --
- Reasons why our instinct to be distrustful of the big information technology companies is well-founded. --
- Just as we were starting to come to terms with the much diminished state of contemporary journalism, news that things are about to get much worse. --
- A reminder of the threat that President Trump's candidacy poses to the admittedly flawed "world order" that is still our best defense against aggressive authoritarianism. --
As BI tries to understand the broader context surrounding today's most divisive and intractable conflicts, we have started to compile a list of Newsletters that offer important perspectives that supplement those provided by mainstream news sources.
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