Conflict is everywhere. Whether between two people, among groups, regions, or countries, images of violent conflict make the headlines every day. Some conflicts take our breath away with the sheer scope of their cruelty. Conflict is complex, and can be a result of a single issue or a combination of issues. For example, cultural differences can exacerbate conflict. Some countries might use greater force to respond to conflict, hoping it will lead to greater compliance by an opposing force. Other countries might consider this excessive use of force humiliating, leading to a loss of honor in a culture where honor is deeply valued. Nonviolent conflict can take the form of work stoppages, public demonstrations, and even voting in an election. Intergroup conflicts can be resolved, but it is seldom easy. What methods of resolving conflict offer the greatest likelihood for success? Does the end of conflict or violence mean the existence of peace? What components need to be in place to build a lasting peace?