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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zunes on Nonviolence in Syria

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of San Francisco and also a specialist in Nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution, has a piece at Foreign Policy called "Supporting Nonviolence in Syria." Neither the major powers nor the various sides of the conflict in Syria are likely to heed his advice, but it is a timely reminder (at a time when many of us try to imagine peace on earth and goodwill among men, before we resume our usual habits) that there are still voices crying in the wilderness who believe in nonviolence and peace. I wish I thought it would happen, but I'm glad there are those still determined to remind us of the option.

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