Category Archive: Peace Processess

South Sudan’s Transition: Citizens’ Perception of Peace

A power-sharing government set up last month in South Sudan is fueling hope for an end to civil war, but layers of conflict remain.

The fragmented politics of the Syrian refugee crisis jeopardises the future of millions

Juline Beaujouan and Amjed Rasheed discuss how the humanitarian consequences of the Syrian crisis have spilled across the region.

UN soldiers trying out new peacekeeing uniforms.

Peacekeeping in a New Conflict Resolution Age

Today we launch two pieces on peacekeeping, relating to political settlement and inclusion. In different ways both point to the new global marketplace of political change.

UN peacekeeping vehicles near Goma

Principled Peacekeeping Works

Cedric de Coning examines the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations as implementation mechanisms in peace processes, and outlines the risks inherent in the shift toward UN stablization missions.

Strategies of inclusion in peacemaking: Beyond box-ticking and photo opportunities?

“Inclusion” is becoming an increasingly prominent term in debates about peace, yet the term often remains vague. Hearing calls for an inclusive peace process begs the questions: Whom are we asked to include, how, and why? Dana Landau and Andreas Hirblinger examine strategies of inclusion in peacemaking in this article, which was originally posted on the Security Dialogue blog.

A New Approach or a Return to the Status Quo?

The Northern Ireland Assembly has reopened after a three-year collapse, but is this a new beginning? Dr Kevin McNicholl (PSRP Postdoctoral Fellow) examines the thorny issues at the heart of power-sharing in Northern Ireland, and what this means for the future.

"No condition is permanent" - graffiti in Yei, South Sudan

The South Sudanese Peace Agreement and the Issue of States

With peace negotiations in South Sudan currently stalled, Dr Jan Pospisil examines the states question – the number of regional states South Sudan should contain and their territorial delineation.

New report uses PA-X data to envision a peace agreement for Afghanistan

The RAND Corporation has published a new research report which presents a plausible final comprehensive peace agreement for Afghanistan, based in part on data from the PSRP’s PA-X Peace Agreements Database.