Doug Noll's Blog Posts Tagged 'mediation' (12)

Award Winning Book Elusive Peace by Douglas Noll Used in Classrooms for International Affairs Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Award Winning Book Elusive Peace by Douglas Noll Used in Classrooms for International Affairs Mediation and Conflict Resolution

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Added by Doug Noll on October 24, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Mediation in Syria-Mission Improbable

As a professional mediator, I am always encouraged by the use of mediation to resolve international conflicts. However, in the case of Syria, I have little confidence that mediation will bring peace to the conflict. Very few of the essential elements for successful mediation are present in this conflict.

The first consideration in convening any mediation is deciding who the parties at the table will be. In this case, the current Syrian government will certainly be a party. However,…


Added by Doug Noll on March 1, 2012 at 3:49pm — 5 Comments

The US Iran Dance: Skill And Finely Tuned Balance Needed

In early January 2012, the Obama administration sent a letter to the Iranian government through diplomatic channels. The letter stated the consequences of an Iranian attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz and requested direct talks. Whether Iran agrees to talk remains to be seen. Certainly, the talks will be secret and low level unless they produce tangible benefits for both sides. How would a professional mediator approach these talks as a…


Added by Doug Noll on February 1, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

What Now in Afghanistan?

The assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was spearheading the reconciliation process with the Taliban in Afghanistan, has changed the dynamics of peace in Aghanistan. The Afghan government has evidence that the assassination, carried out by the Quetta Shura Taliban headed by Mullah Omar and based in Pakistan, was supported, encouraged, and perhaps financed by the ISI, the Pakistani Intelligence Service. The Pakistanis vehemently deny this charge. However, it would seem that Pakistani…


Added by Doug Noll on October 3, 2011 at 4:56pm — 9 Comments

World Leaders in Areas of Conflict Now Asking for Mediation for Peace Negotiations

As a professional mediator and author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus 2011), I endorse Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal for establishing a UN Conflict Mediation Commission to develop strategies for the resolution of disputes across the world ( ).


It is…


Added by Doug Noll on September 26, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Quantum Leap Towards Peace Negotiation Through Mediation in Instanbul

The UN’s first resolution for peace mediation conference July 5th in Instanbul gained little media attention. However, this is an epic event, symbolizing the UN’s new efforts to use mediation in the peace process. Using the strategies outlined in my book ‘Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts’ emphasis on giving women larger roles in peace negotiations is essential. Women consistently bring issues to the peace table that men in…


Added by Doug Noll on August 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Book Offers Solutions to Negotiate Peace--U.S. Must Stop the Financial Drain and Failed Strategies

The blueprint for mediating peace in areas of conflict outlined in my book Elusive Peace-How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts are essential tools that must be implemented now. In light of the US economic problems and political strife, and unresolved worldwide conflicts draining American resources, it is time to admit that our outdated model of intervention does not work.


Spending $100 million a month for the last 6 months on military…


Added by Doug Noll on August 1, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

New Book, Elusive Peace, Argues for More Sophisticated Mediators for International Conflicts

Ever wonder why peace seems so difficult in the Middle East? In Africa? In Afghanistan and Pakistan? Too often, the headlines trumpet peace and months later declare failure. Why is it that internationally negotiated peace accords may cause more violence and genocide, not less? Why is it that in fifteen years of international climate change conferences, little has been accomplished? Why is it that the Rwandan genocide was directly caused by the Arusha negotiations? That the Oslo accords…


Added by Doug Noll on April 29, 2011 at 5:18pm — 8 Comments

The Failed Mediations of Lebanon and the Ivory Coast

Last week, two international mediators declared impasse and walked away from the conflicts they were assigned to mediate. In Lebanon, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attempted to mediate a serious conflict between Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al Hariri and Hezbollah. In the Ivory Coast, Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga mediated the continuing crisis caused by the presidential election between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo.

These conflicts are complex and…


Added by Doug Noll on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Training Lawyers as Problem Solvers

My guest on this edition of The Doug Noll Show is Professor Paula Young--a leader in training lawyers to be problem solvers and peacemakers.

Paula, winner of the Distinguished Mediator Award given by the Virginia mediation Network, is an Associate Professor of Law at the Appalachian School of Law and Director of its Lawyer as Problem-Solver…


Added by Doug Noll on December 17, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Grading the Peacemakers

My guests are Gord Breedyk and Erich Schellhammer, two Canadians pushing an initiative to formally accredit international peace professionals to work with parties at war with each other. Gord is a non-profit leader in Ottowa, Canada. Erich is a professor at Royal Roads University in Vancouver, B.C. and director of the Bachelor of Arts Justice Program, which orients junior and senior undergraduates to social justice opportunities as careers.

In the… Continue

Added by Doug Noll on November 6, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

An Interview with Carla Koppell-Women as Peacemakers

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority continued this week with little progress made. Essentially, the talks are between two men, Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, who are ideologically aligned in very different directions.

It was with this background that I read an interesting blog about the potential of women as participants in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. I have always known of the power of women in the peace… Continue

Added by Doug Noll on September 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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