OTPIC Officially Retired

As of December 2, 2005, the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflict (OTPIC) has been officially retired, and is no longer open to new registrations.

The successor to OTPIC is a course called Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts (DCIC). The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, Beyond Intractability, and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.

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International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict

Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA


Links to Further Information on Voting and Elections

Chester Crocker -- Lessons on Intervention

Saadia Touval -- Case Study: Lessons of Preventative Diplomacy in Yugoslavia

A Conversation On Peacemaking With Jimmy Carter  

Susan Shearouse -- A Vote For Consensus

Timothy Sisk -- Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts
In his book on power sharing in ethnic conflicts Sisk observes that the international community tends to overemphasize the usefulness of democratic elections in managing ethnic conflicts.
Aspen Institute--Conflict Prevention: Strategies to Sustain Peace in the Post-Cold War World

Links to Outside Information on Voting and Elections

Links to Information about UN Election Assistance

USIP Peaceworks #11 - Zaire Predicament and Prospects- Especially the section on Frameworks for Preventive Diplomacy
This report suggests that elections in Zaire (at least in early 1997) would likely do more harm than good.
USIP - Special Report on Zaire
This report discusses the usefulness and timing of elections to establish a legitimate government in Zaire.

U.S. Institute of Peace--Why Peace Agreements Succeed or Fail

Reychler--Field Diplomacy A New Conflict Prevention Paradigm

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