Middle East Articles
(12/01/20)Jared Lee, Andressa Bortolin
Now that online mediation has become normalized, how have mediators handled the shift? How does in-person mediation differ from online mediation and what have mediators done to capitalize on those differences to excel in virtual mediations? What is the future of online dispute resolution (ODR) and virtual mediation? This article focuses on the aspects of dealing with High Conflict Personalities when in an online mediation process.
(8/28/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke, David Bogan, Carla Marcucci, Hitoshi Suzuki, Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Rory O'Connor, Andrea Maia
This article combines voices from all 7 continents as they discuss how COVID has affected the conflict resolution field around them.
(7/03/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn
: Op-EdScores of cellphone videos, capturing police violence around the country, have revealed to millions the depth and breadth of systemic racial bias in the United States. Understandably, many are calling for a new way.
Every officer learns to use violence and the martial arts. How many learn empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence?
Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.
Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.
(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh
Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.
On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.
It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.
(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill
An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?
Starting a cross-borders mediation center between the US and the Middle East requires interacting with professionals on both continents. Despite appearing differences within both cultures, it seems when programmed patterns are utilized, and no longer serve, professionals shift their behaviors to the total opposite.
Oslo by J.T. Rogers, awarded a Tony on June 11, 2017 for best Broadway play of the season, documents the backstory secret negotiations which led to the Israeli-P.L.O. Peace Accord of 1993. This negotiation highlights the power of humility, patience and persistence.
This is important for crisis and hostage negotiators to read and understand as it presents the potential perspective of a terrorist-subject when the incident involves a hostage standoff situation.
Marites Flor was held hostage in the Philippines alongside Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall. She survived. They didn't. This is her story.
"Talk To Me" is the NYPD's Suicide Prevention & Mental Illness Awareness Campaign. Social media is being used to share crisis communication skills, dispel myths, connect people with services, and more.
In this article I will offer a panoramic view on the concept of peace in Islam and on Islamic conflict resolution principles and practices. Albeit the overwhelming negative narratives on Islam, this religion and tradition is rooted in an articulate philosophy of peace, justice, reciprocity, and community.
This article considers issues of safety in mediation, with practical advice for all mediators to consider before, during, and after a mediation session to ensure participant and mediator safety.
(7/22/16)John Paul Lederach
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John Paul Lederach describes discussing alternatives to violent conflict with groups who felt powerless and that violence was their only avenue of action. One method he uses is to ask them what violence has achieved historically.