Tag Archives: Elusive

Is Syria Suffering From a Family Business Conflict?

16 Dec

As a professional peacemaker, I tend to look at conflicts from the perspective of the people instead of politics. In the process of mediating thousands of conflicts, large and small, I find that conflict dynamics tend to fall into predictable patterns. This is especially true in family business conflicts. The same themes arise over and over again such that the conflict dynamics are predictable and systematic.

While reading about the Syrian uprising some months ago, I read a brief mention of President Bashar al-Assad’s younger brother, Maher. Maher, as it turns out, controls the military and is apparently the one responsible for the violent oppression of the protesters. I had wondered about that because Bashar was trained as medical doctor–an opthamologist—with no interest in politics or power until he was recalled to Syria by his father, the late Hafez al-Assad. So why would a western-trained physician married to a British-born Syrian woman who was a Citibank investment banker,
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Author of Elusive Peace Exposes Dynamics of Civil Unrest

28 Nov

Douglas Noll, author of Elusive Peace teaches the dynamics leading to civil unrest. From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, citizens are reacting to inequity and inequality, explained in the following press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8993450.htm
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Elusive Peace A CPR Book Award Finalist

27 Nov

Received word last week that Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts has been named as a finalist in the 2010 CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution book award. It’s in the hands of 19 judges, leading lawyers, academics, and corporate counsel, who will make a final decision by the end of the year. Fingers are crossed.
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Doug Noll, author of Elusive Peace interviewed tomorrow am on The Lyceum: Critiques of Ancient and Modern Understanding

4 Nov

Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on World Talk Radio Variety Channel Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts. Be sure to tune into The Lyceum: Critiques of Ancient and Modern Understanding with Dr. Michael Kell every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on World Talk Radio Variety Channel

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Tomorrow Dr. Michael Kell welcome Douglas Noll, a nationally recognized mediator, international peace advocate and speaker, and professor. We will discuss his latest book today – Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, Spring 2011)
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Doug Noll, author of Elusive Peace interviewed on The Lyceum: Critiques of Ancient and Modern Understanding with Dr. Michael Kell Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on World Talk Radio Variety Channel

2 Nov

This Friday Nov 4th 7am PST Dr. Michael Kell welcomes Douglas Noll, a nationally recognized mediator, international peace advocate and speaker, and professor. We will discuss his latest book today – Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, Spring 2011).
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Good article on Elusive Peace came out today in San Diego paper

4 Sep

Good article on Elusive Peace came out today in San Diego paper
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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Courageous Peace Leaders Wanted

2 Sep

In the lull after the media frenzy around Irene, it is a good time to reflect on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. In a few weeks, the Palestinians will submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly that asks that Palestine be declared a new nation-state. Regardless of where you might stand on this issue, there are a lot of practical problems with the resolution. Besides the fact that the US will veto it in the Security Council, it is politically meaningless as long as Hamas and Fatah remain irrconciliably opposed to each other on fundamental issues of economic reform, governance, and recognition of Israel’s right to exist. It’s pretty hard to organize a nation-state when there are two bitterly opposed parties that cannot agree on what that state will look like.
Khaled Mashaal, who leads Hamas as its political bureau chief, must be wondering what the future will bring. Although safely enscounced in Damascus, he is at the epicenter of the Syrian uprising. He has been watching the revo
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