New Publication on Nonviolent Action and Peace Processes

Just had an article published in Conciliation Resources most-recent issue of Accord. The issue focuses on “Pioneering peace pathways: Making connections to end violent conflict” and they asked me to write about the various roles that nonviolent action movements can play in shaping peace processes. In my piece I highlight three particular ways that nonviolentContinue reading “New Publication on Nonviolent Action and Peace Processes”

Interview on “Democracy Paradox” Podcast

I had a really great time talking about nonviolent resistance and transitions to democracy with Justin Kempf on his podcast “Democracy Paradox.” We cover a lot of the core arguments from my book From Dissent to Democracy, including the importance of high levels of civic mobilization and the shift from revolutionary, maximalist goals and tacticsContinue reading “Interview on “Democracy Paradox” Podcast”

Mali’s Coup: Harbinger of Hope or Uncertainty

With Anushka Bose Originally Posted on USIP Analysis and Commentary. See original post here. Last year was one of the most dramatic years of nonviolent action in recent memory, with millions taking to the streets to push for greater economic equality, democratic representation, and social justice. Some of the most dramatic uprisings took place inContinue reading “Mali’s Coup: Harbinger of Hope or Uncertainty”

What’s Next for the Peaceful Uprising in Belarus?

With Anushka Bose Originally Posted on USIP Analysis and Commentary. See original post here. Recent weeks have seen a massive outpouring of peaceful public protest in Belarus after an election widely believed to be fraudulent. Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have taken to the streets to demand that longtime authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka step downContinue reading “What’s Next for the Peaceful Uprising in Belarus?”