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About Zahbia Yousuf

Zahbia Yousuf is Peacebuilding Editor and Analyst at Conciliation Resources.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

‘Talking to terrorists’: myth no. 6

Myth number 6: that it is only governments or diplomats that do the talking. The role of local people in reaching out to armed groups to encourage prospects for peace is regularly overlooked.

Lebanon: a fate beyond its control?

It has increasingly become a question of when - not if - the violence in Syria will lead to sectarian fighting in Lebanon. This reflects a commonly held belief that conflict in Lebanon is shaped from outside its borders; a belief that risks ignoring the ways in which Lebanon can be responsible for its own fate.

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