Louis Kriesberg


Constructive Conflict Applications in Obama’s Foreign Policies

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“President Barack Obama’s foreign policies have had important successes that demonstrate creative applications of the increasingly recognized constructive conflict approach. However, Obama is widely attacked as if he were responsible for the many ongoing terribly destructive foreign conflicts. Criticisms of Obama’s administration have usually come from the political right in the United States and others committed to opposing Obama. They attack him for being naïve and insufficiently tough. Even analysts sympathetic to Obama’s foreign policies are sometimes critical of his failure to rely more on coercion and military force.”

Author: Louis Kriesberg
Published in: Foreign Policy in Focus http://fpif.org/constructive-conflict-applications-in-obamas-foreign-policies/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/125040
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/constructive-conflict-applications-in-obamas-foreign-policies.html
The Vermont Journal http://www.vermontjournal.com/content/op-ed-constructive-conflict-applications-obama%E2%80%99s-foreign-policies
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/11/11/constructive-conflict-applications-111115/
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/06/constructive-conflict-applications-in-obamas-foreign-policies/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/11/11/constructive-conflict-applications-obamas-foreign-policies/
Conflict and Collaboration https://conflictandcollaboration.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/constructive-conflict-applications-in-obamas-foreign-policies/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/constructive_conflict_applications_in_obamas_foreign_policies/
Date: November 5,6,11,12,22,2015

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Options to Prevent a Nuclear Armed Iran

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“Determining U.S. policy toward Iran and its nuclear programs should begin with considering the way the Iranian leadership and people regard their effort to develop nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The current leadership wants to remain in power, but they differ about how that is best accomplished. Ahmadinejad does not determine policy. To what extent it is ultimately shaped by Ayatollah Khamenei or by the high military leaders is widely debated. There is also widespread Iranian disaffection with the ruling regime. The U.S. should be wary of unifying the divergent groups within the country.”

Author: Louis Kriesberg
Published in: The Daily Press www.smdailypress.com, Florida Courier http://flcourier.com/2012/09/29/options-to-prevent-a-nuclear-armed-iran/, Silo Breaker http://silobreaker.com/options-to-prevent-a-nuclear-armed-iran-5_2266010124227182601, Conflict & Collaboration Blog http://conflictandcollaboration.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/options-to-prevent-a-nuclear-armed-iran/, INSCT http://commentary-analysis.insct.org/2012/08/30/options-to-prevent-a-nuclear-armed-iran/, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/45228
Date: September 28,29,30,2012

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Seizing the Opportunity

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“As President-elect Barack Obama’s administration begins, a new comprehensive approach to advancing peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and other peoples in the Middle East, becomes possible. Such an approach can be effective. It would build on elements of the progress made in the past that promise to overcome the great obstacles that continue to block more peaceful relations….”

Author: Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, Syracuse University and author of Constructive Conflicts
Published in: Huntington News Network (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/)
Date: December 11, 2008

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