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Conflict is experienced by everyone everyday in one form or another.  Managed properly, conflict results in innovative solutions, strong relationships, increased performance, team building, life-long learning and an increase of self-esteem.  Without conflict, organizations remain stagnant and fail to reach their highest potential.  Even in organizations where a unified goal exists, the methodology to reach the goal may cause conflict which must be managed.


Is There Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered Warfighting Curriculum?

     Changing political, social, and economic realities in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, suggest that the Army will need to review how it accomplishes future military-centric missions. In a 2012 article in Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno argues that today’s Army needs to transition in critical areas that affect the size of the force, material, and training.  Gen. Odierno also posits that the Army must assume a broader definition of battlefield... 
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Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict

     Conflict is inherently messy, and today those analyzing conflicts are confronted with an incredible number of problems that resist resolution. Chaos, ambiguity, and contradiction are routine. The vast majority of today’s social conflicts can be characterized as “wicked problems,” meaning they are a combination of ill-defined questions and multiple possible responses. Simple answers are rarely sufficient to address the dynamics of modern struggle...

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