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Citizens Understanding Peace and Conflict Project

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Hi, my name is Jim (James for the police and the British).

The purpose of this project is to reach as many concerned citizens as possible with informed explanations about peace and conflict dynamics, and observations about constructive conflict and a broader perspective (experience and Conflict Analysis and Resolution PhD-based).

I've spent a good many years overseas in peacekeeping operations as a humanitarian officer, operations officer, and civil affairs officer. Although I served in the U.S. Air Force in Viet Nam long ago, my time in conflict zones since then has been as a civilian. Several years ago, I felt compelled to write down my observations and knowledge about peace and conflict and human affairs gained over a lifetime.

I wrote "Analytic Reflections from Conflict Zones: A Cautionary Tale for A Polarizing America and World" (2021). In the book, I lay out my observations, conceptual work, and cautions about peace and conflict, including what I see going on in the USA and elsewhere in these troubled times. I've seen such troubling patterns many times before. I recommend not going down that path too far.

Foundational to this project is publishing my second book "Peace & Conflict: Citizens Edition — Cautions and Reasons for Hope." It's a shorter, affordable version of "Analytic Reflections from Conflict Zones."

Peace & Conflict: Citizens Edition is directed at all concerned citizens. I put it in plain language as best I can to contribute to a more informed, calmer, constructive-conflict national discourse.

The book and your support will enable my peace and conflict- dynamics public education efforts at a wide variety of venues across the country. For example, at organizational, educational and religious institutions, veterans' groups, organizational, and public and private gatherings, military and civilian.

I signed a publishing contract in April with a major publishing company, but the days of publishing advances and useful royalties for non-celebrity, non-scandal connected, new authors are long gone, and so my appeal for help with this effort.

I very much appreciate whatever you can do. For more on me, see my author website:

Thank you very much,
Jim Adams

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James Adams
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