The Human Journey

As an initiative working to highlight the role of underlying human motivations in politics, The Conciliators Guild draws upon research from disciplines that shed light on our origins and development …

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Q&A: Why Young Syrians Choose to Fight

Caroline Brooks is the director of the Syria Program for International Alert – a peace-building organization based in the UK. She works with partners and communities affected by violence at …

How Do We Improve Politics?

“Tolerance and trying to understand others, until recently a luxury, has today become a necessity. “This is because: unless we can realize that we and others are generally behaving as …

Conditioning: The Deep Undercurrent

We’ve discussed how unmet human needs can block success in political negotiations, and how cult behaviour can fuel extremism. We’d also like to point out another critical dimension that can …

Joining the Cosmic Struggle

In a previous post entitled ‘Human Needs and the Lure of Extremism,’ we asserted that the appeal of militant groups (like ISIS) stems from their ability to provide for the unmet …

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The Emotional Brain

Part of the difficult task of trying to resolve conflicts is getting past the perceptual barriers that stand in the way of seeing conflicts for what they really are. Longstanding …

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We Are Better Than Them

We usually reserve the word “cult” for groups that commit mass suicide by drinking poison-laced purple cool-aid. There is a view however that cult phenomena are much more pervasive in our …