Conflict and Justice in Donald Trump’s America

Here is a 9-point strategy for Progressives in Donald Trump's America

Don’t Blame Trump: Heal Thyself, America

It is always easier to understand, celebrate or attack single individuals than it is to comprehend and address the context that gives rise to them.

Racism and Violence in America

What can well-intentioned white allies do to increase justice and reform and decrease violence in our communities? Here are five guidelines supported by research.

How to Resolve Conflict With an App

Most of what you have learned about conflict resolution is wrong. However, a new, free, interactive app offers strategies for handling disagreements up and down the food chain.

A Vision of Peace for America

America needs a vision for peace if we are ever to end our violent ways.

Inequality on the Rise? Workers of America Adapt!

The American Dream has been replaced with a nightmare for the working class; the harder you work, and the more jobs you take on, the more you seem to lose ground. So what can a hard working American do to get ahead? Adapt.

The Power of Moral Complexity

The more serious challenges our nation faces today requires the moral courage to engage with our doubts, denial, and differences.

5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Any Dispute

Today’s dispute-prone professional environments require us to have a wide array of conflict-management strategies and to be able to employ them artfully and effectively.

Mad With Power?

Psychological research has revealed how the self-reinforcing dynamics of high power can result in a form of psychosis–being out of touch with reality.

The Beginning of Peace?

The hard truth is that we know very little about sustaining peace. To meet this need, in 2007 the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) launched its Global Peace Index. However, the current version of the GPI has three major flaws: It is missing half the story, economizes peace, and measures peace from a crude top-down perspective.

Communicating with Rogue States: The Power of the Weak

The UN and the international community of nations need to see beyond themselves and their own capacities for brokering peace.

The Consequences of Our Games

The gamification of America and Americans has perverse consequences for our lives. It effects our cognition, relationships, parenting, work and the institutions that surround us. This essay breaks it down and offers an antidote.

The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

Despite decades of study on aggression, conflict, violence and war, we still know too little about peace. Why? Because we don't study it.

Why Politics Are Stuck in the US

Applying ideas from complexity science, Dr. Coleman explains how the current "attractor" pattern of polarization we are stuck in came about, the crisis it presents, and the window of opportunity it offers us for positive change to be sparked from both above (our leaders) and below (us).

America Needs Political Shock Therapy

Politics in the US are more deadlocked and polarized today than they have been since the end of the US Civil War. Here are four tactics we can do to begin to decrease the probabilities that things will remain stuck or get worse over time, and increase the probabilities that our leaders return to more constructive problem-solving.

The Decade for Peace in Israel-Palestine

The status quo in Israel-Palestine is both stuck and unsustainable.

The Mathematics of Middle East Conflict and Peace

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires new thinking. Try mathematics.

Navigating the Impossible 5 Percent at Work

Five percent work conflicts are extremely costly and demanding but they are not impossible to solve. Understanding the hidden dynamics at play with these problems and the various strategies available to tip them in constructive directions is the first step to their effective resolution.