Settling and Resolving Conflict
Appearance of conflict has been linked to every phase and facet of the relationship of humans and in their interaction. These conflicts are not just limited to interpersonal (conflict of one person with another) but goes even to intrapersonal conflict (that is the conflict inside the individual).
In the absence of an intervener or mediator, there are many factors that should be considered before an effective conflict resolution can take place. First of all, the identification of the conflict situation is important to the resolution of the conflict.
However, to be able to identify the conflict, you must know what conflict is. In its remotest sense, any disagreement of interest, relationship and idea can be termed as conflict. So putting it straight; the analysis of conflict is nothing more than discovering the root cause of the disagreement that brings the conflicting situation.
Wars do not just spring out, they mostly start as conflict and without the intervention of interveners or peace experts, the conflict may blow up and lead to full war.
For any particular conflict, there are always parties directly or indirectly involved. These parties play crucial role in how a conflict started and/or resolved. More often than not, people refer to such parties as "stakeholders".
Conflict of idea itself may not be entirely negative but it may quickly degenerate if it is not checked. It will take a considerable amount of conflict just to appreciate peace. The value of peace is not always known until its absence.
In certain situations, you will understand that there is always a way through which conflict (be it interpersonal or intrapersonal) can be resolved without blowing it up to war and without tilting towards violence. However, to settle the conflict outside (interpersonal) you must settle the conflicts inside (intrapersonal).