Matt Waldman on Empathy in the Resolution of International Armed Conflict

In a Harvard lecture, Matt Waldman argues that empathy can help to resolve and reduce international conflict.



John Holmes on Empathy in Foreign Policymaking

Sir John Holmes argues that there are huge challenges to bringing empathy into foreign policymaking.


Chris Kolenda

Chris Kolenda on the Failure of Strategic Empathy in Afghanistan

Chris Kolenda argues that the US lack of empathy in the post 2001 US-led intervention in Afghanistan had major, adverse implications.


Claire Yorke

Claire Yorke on Empathy in Theory

Claire Yorke discusses the diverse ways in which empathy features in theory.


Sherard Cowper-Coles

Sherard Cowper-Coles on Empathy in Diplomacy

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles argues that empathy has a crucial role in diplomacy and should be institutionalised.


Gabrielle Rifkind II

Gabrielle Rifkind on Empathy in Peacemaking

Gabrielle Rifkind discusses the essential functions of empathy in peacemaking.


John Alderdice

John Alderdice on Empathy and Psychology in Resolving Conflict

Lord Alderdice explores the importance of psychology in conflict resolution, drawing on his role in the Northern Ireland peace process.



Lawrence Freedman on the Ukraine Crisis and Failures of Empathy

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman explores Russian and Western failures of empathy with respect to the Ukraine crisis.



Ellie Geranmayeh on Empathizing with Iran

Iran expert Ellie Geranmayeh argues that empathy between US and Iran officials helped pave the way towards the 2015 nuclear deal.


Jonathan Steele

Jonathan Steele on Lack of Empathy and the Iraq Intervention

Journalist and author Jonathan Steele argues that lack of empathy in the 2003 intervention in Iraq had disastrous consequences.