Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: South East Europe, Balkans, grade: 1,7, University of Siegen, language: English, abstract: Each conflikt has a source, a beginning. This beginning usually is a different point of view or a different ideology of the opposing parties. At best, these conflicts come about as protest and demonstrations and are solved by compromise, by agreements or by mutual concessions. If the opposing parties cannot solve the conflict by these means, the elimination, the abolition or the destruction of the opposing group often becomes a sad reality of our world. In the worst case a war begins. If a conflict is ended by one side winning over the other by struggle or war, we may not call it a 'solution.' The concept of 'solution' or better 'conflict resolution' is generally associated with the purposeful searching for ways of accomodating the differing interests of the opposing groups. This does not necessarily mean, that the sources of the conflict are eliminated, but that 'live and let live' policy (Williams, 1947) is the framework of the further peaceful interaction of the former opposing parties.