Q&A: Common Ground and Peace-building

Shamil Idriss is the President and CEO of Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial …

Jihadi Culture

THIS book is a collection of studies about the cultural practices of jihadis and poses the important question of why these fighters spend so much time on rituals, music, films, …

The Great Attention Heist

The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) is running a piece co-written by CG founders John Zada & John Bell on Tim Wu’s book The Attention Merchants. To give and receive …

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 …

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Beyond Culture

If one is working on a project with Israelis and Palestinians, and an email is sent to ten colleagues from each side, nine out of 10 Israelis will rapidly answer, …