The Political Settlement Research Programme is structured around six core research themes each involving a number of projects:


Navigating Inclusion

Exclusion amid Inclusion

Exploring the concept of peace and how inclusion can create exclusion


Transitioning from Violent Conflict

Sequencing and trade-offs in peace processes with a focus on ceasefires and interim agreements

Pathways and Processes

Multi-level Peace Processes

Local agreements, regional and international actors, and their impact on national processes


Inclusion through a Gender Lens

Understanding violent conflict and peace processes through gender analysis

Case Studies

Strategies for Inclusion

Comparative and country-specific analysis of peace processes, including: Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Borderlands


Success and Failure

The challenges of implementing peace agreements and how success is measured