An interview with Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Associate Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, Georgia on the role of mediation and Track-II diplomacy in resolving conflicts in Barbados, the Niger Delta in Nigeria and in US-Egypt relationship
Dr Amr Abdallah reflects on the ongoing social and political changes in Egypt, noting the remarkably peaceful and democratic nature of the protests, even in the face of police brutality and opportunistic looters, and the real changes these events represent for mainstream media and authoritarian politicians in the country and
Dr Abdallah comments on the ongoing protests in Egypt, advising that demonstrators maintain a firm commitment to non-violence as a practical strategy to achieve much needed and revolutionary political change in the country.
Kefaya Author: Annonymous from Egypt Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 02/08/2011 “Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty” – John Basil Barnhill. There are no words which better captures the plight of the Egyptian people.
The wave of largely non-violent, popular movements that swept across large portions of the Arab world in early 2011 to demand government accountability, social responsiveness, women's rights, and other social reforms, is not necessarily incompatible with liberal democracy -- even if it is firmly based in political Islam.