Who Belongs at Darfur Talks?

   •    October 22, 2007

This article was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor.

Last month, an unknown group killed 10 African Union peacekeepers in Darfur. Some think whoever did it was trying to get an upper hand at the peace talks scheduled to begin this week.

The attack calls into question the approach often used to resolve conflict.As long as mediators give seats at the negotiating table only to those who bear arms, power seekers will continue turning to guns to gain influence.

We need to stop rewarding violence and, instead, give the much larger population of unarmed stakeholders a say in how to restore peace.

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