Sixth meeting: April 16 .2017
Media in the control of conflict: The meeting was conducted by our member Cgagai Wiess who presented an article that discusses the use of aid as a conflict tool and the important of outside aid to help establish control of contested areas and reduce insurgent violence by winning the “hearts and minds” of the population. These accounts typically ignore the strategic implications of aid distribution by progovernment forces, namely that rebel groups should resist the implementation of aid projects that would undermine their position. The members discussed these implications as well as how aid can be used both in a positive and negative fashion.
The meeting was attended by: Chagai Weiss, Jony Essa, Michael Freedman ,Shani Fachter, Noam Brenner