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Embracing them might be the only option

Beyer, Cornelia


Cornelia Beyer


The process of de-escalation can be inspired, promoted and fulfilled by the application of at least five different principles: power, law, communication, non-violence and integration. These principles (adapted from Funk 2002), and in which ways they can be used for de-escalation and in which ways they should not, will be discussed in the following. Let us therefore apply these theoretical assumptions to possible processes of de-escalation in the conflict between international terrorism (and other actors) from the Middle East and the United States as a foreign policy actor. These are arguably highly 'unrealistic' proposals, but apparently the more 'realistic' proposals so far have not led us very far on the path of de-escalation.


Beyer, C. (2008). Embracing them might be the only option. [html]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Acceptance Date May 17, 2008
Publication Date May 17, 2008
Pages 0 - 0
Keywords Peace research
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