Sue and Steve Williams: Being in the Middle by Being at the Edge

(York: William Sessions Ltd). Sue and Steve Williams, have written a very useful study on mediation efforts;  in politically violent situations;  in the Middle East by drawing on the experiences of Quaker mediators;  usually working under the direction of Quaker Peace and
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Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Luts (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context

(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009, 397pp.) Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to world citizen diplomacy.   As they point out “To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath;  an approach
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David Cortright Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 376pp.) David Cortright;  Director of Policy Studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies;  and an activist especially on nuclear arms issues;  has set out a clear and up-to-date history of the ideas and movements
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MiddleEast Regional Negotiations in Good Faith Needed

The recent 13 June,  mine explosions on two Japanese oil tankers;  The Kohaka Courageous and the Front Altair in the Gulf of Oman highlight the need for negotiations in good faith. There is a need for a regional focus as the zones
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