Talking while fighting [WP1087]

10 December, 2010
Conflict prevention, resolution and state building

Civil war and civil disruption: the need to engage in dialogue with the very people with who conflict is occurring. We examine the history of talking while fighting, pre-conditions for dialogue and ask why an upsurge in fighting just before talks begin.

Recorded in December 2010 during our meeting on dialoge with the Taliban. Meeting details:

Contributors are:
Ashok Mehta, Independent Security Analyst, Noida, India

Mukkhidin Kabiri, Chairman, Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, Mediator- in–Residence, United Nations, Department of Political Affairs (DPA), New York

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