Some conflicts – typically ethnopolitical conflicts – are very extreme and filled with religious and cultural symbolism that is difficult to manage. Go to the address below to read something about "beheadings" and the religious and group implications.
See blog at: http://peaceandconflictpolitics.com/
The media in general, and new media in particular, are increasingly effective tools used by extremist in Syria or ISIS. Even their extraordinary brutality is no match for the skill in which they are using new media to attract new recruits, send propaganda messages, scare the enemy, and promote their goals of a single Muslim state. ISIS is now one of the more sophisticated users of…Continue
People regularly talk about the role of language in military and political contention – especially with respect to the Israel Palestine conflict. Language plays a role in war and military conflicts. The problem is language can either enlighten or enclose. I address this a little bit more in the posting below but what do people think of language in Israel Palestine conflict? What have you noticed that either opens up for constrains our understanding.
People often ask me what I think about Gaza and all that is going on. Here's what I tell them first. you can read best at: