A mediator is not just for divorce. In fact, there is an organization, Mediators Beyond Borders, which promotes the use of mediators in all sorts of international conflicts. A representative of the organization has even spoken in front of the United Nations to encourage mediation.
Regardless of your perspective on the recent summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, there is one thing that seems clear to me: they could use a mediator.
How Mediators Could Help in International Diplomacy
Here is how a mediator could help:
- A mediator is a neutral third party who helps people resolve disputes. Though the first meeting between the national leaders seems to have had a friendly tone, there is no doubt that things will get tough. In divorce negotiations, discussions can start off easy, but many times they devolve. A mediator can be there to keep discussions focused on the future rather than past actions and words that caused the dispute. A good mediator could keep President Trump and Chairman Kim focused on the future. Read more