Can Mandela’s Truth and Reconciliation Heal the Middle East?

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, examination of the controversial Truth and Reconciliation Commission he established in post-apartheid South Africa displays the success of Mandela’s work in preventing civil war and violent insurgency in the years following the transition from authoritarian government to democracy.  The article suggests that if his paradigm was used in Iraq, Egypt and the Israel-Palestine conflict, it may solve the problems the Middle East has been struggling to rectify for decades.

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