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EditorialInterculturalcommunicationinaconflict-tornworld:Criticalquestions/connections/implicationsThesixarticlesthatfollowaddressthethemeofinterculturalcommunicationinaconflict-tornworld.Thearticlesexemplifydiversewaysinwhichinterculturalcommu-nicationisconstitutedbyandisconstitutiveofconflictsacrosstheworld.Therearesev-eraltypesofconflictsexaminedbythecontributorstothisspecialissuethatdemonstratehowthemeaningofwhatconstitutesaconflicthaschangedintheworldwithchangingpolitics,economics,cultures,andtechnologies.Thedifferentarticleshereoverallindi-catethatalthoughconflictshavelocal,contextualizedbeginnings,theyhavedeepinter-cultural/interethnic/globalissuesembeddedinthemthatneedtobeexaminedfrommultipleperspectives.Whilethewaysinwhicheachconflictscenarioisdealtwithisculturallyspecific,thereismuchtolearnfromeachinstance.Previousscholarshaveestablishedsiximperativesthathelpunderstandthenecessityofinterculturalcommuni-cationintheworld(MartinandNakayama,2010).Theseimperativesareself-awareness...