What Does it Take to Make Peace?
As this year's Nobel Peace Prize is announced we ask, why is it so hard to resolve conflicts and what makes an effective peace-maker?
We live in dangerous times. Conflicts in the Middle East continue unabated; President Trump threatens to "totally destroy" North Korea; and Catalonia opts to secede from Spain with potentially violent consequences. UN Secretary General, António Guterres recently said “We are in a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace”. So why is it so hard to resolve conflicts and what makes an effective peace-maker? On Newshour Extra this week, Owen Bennett Jones and his guests discuss the art of conflict resolution and the people who make it possible.
Photo: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin display their Nobel Peace Prizes December 10, 1994 in Oslo, Norway. Credit: Getty Images
Khurshid Kasuri - former foreign minster of Pakistan
Jonathan Powell - former chief of staff to UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair
Edward Luttwak - strategic consultant to the United States and allied governments
Elisa Tarnaala - from CMI in Finland which works to prevent and resolve conflicts