Tokmajyan Offers a Nuanced Analysis of Conflict Transformation in Syria
"What I'm interested in doing," explained Armenak Tokmajyan, "is to develop an analytical framework to enhance our ability to understand conflicts like the one in Syria." Tokmajyan, who is a research fellow at SPP's Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, explained the concept of conflict cycles. He described how conflicts go through phases: latent conflict, non-violent conflict, violent conflict, conflict mitigation, conflict settlement, peace agreement, peace, etc. He then applied this concept to explain the Syrian conflict on two levels: the top (state) level and the local (grassroots) level.
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