Action, usually undertaken by a group of people, to persuade someone else to change their behavior.
Traditionally, action undertaken to preserve peace where fighting has been halted and to assist in implementing agreements.
The argument that mismanagement of natural resource abundance often produces weak states, little to no growth, and conflict.
Period in a conflict where parties are most likely to be open to negotiation, usually because of a mutually hurting stalemate.
In capacity building, creating capacity that will remain in place and effective after the initiative ends.