IPCS-The Diplomatist Round-table on 'Conflict | Peace | Reconciliation'
On 8 August, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and The Diplomatist magazine hosted the launch of the latter's 2017-18 annual edition, titled 'Conflict | Peace | Conciliation'. The launch was held at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia and was followed by a round-table discussion.
Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba, PVSM, AVSM President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff, India, and Ambassador (Retd) Gurjit Singh, Former Indian Ambassador to Germany, delivered the introductory addresses, and the round-table was moderated by Ruhee Neog, Director, IPCS, and Dr Waiel SH Awwad, Journalist and South Asia-based political analyst.
About 'Conflict | Peace | Reconciliation'
This annual edition of The Diplomatist, developed in collaboration with IPCS, is an attempt to initiate a broader conversation on how diplomacy and management can and have influenced the outcomes of contemporary conflicts. Each analysis in this compendium focuses on a specific conflict, and explores experiences in conflict management, peace-building, peace processes, and circumstances conducive for successful conflict diplomacy. The articles draw from one or more case studies, covering both successful past efforts as well as ongoing ones.
All but two essays in this compendium are a study of individual cases of conflict diplomacy, roles of external powers, structural design of the processes, and determinants of success and failure in individual peace processes in Colombia, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, East Timor, Syria, Israel-Palestine, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India-Pakistan-China. The two others focus on Women, Peace and Security in conflict diplomacy, and on "warring for peace." Significantly, observations from experiences of case studies from around the world highlighted in this compendium by former bureaucrats, policymakers, academics, and journalists point to similar patterns and trends that have influenced the successes and failures of diplomacy during conflict, peace processes, and reconciliation.
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