Plays well with others: Dangerous women at the peace table

This blog post by Laura Wise, PSRP researcher, was first published by the Dangerous Women Project on 4th November 2016. In this piece, Laura shows how women who negotiate peace deals are dangerous–not to the resolution of conflict but to the gendered history of war and diplomacy.  Negotiating peace is a difficult business. The dividends proposed […]

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Returning Chibok Schoolgirls: Measuring Costs and Addressing Stigma

This post by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, was first published by Just Securtity on 7 November 2016. It addresses the unseen costs and the sustained harms of women who have been been captured experience after their release. The high profile abduction of 276 schoolgirls from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in […]

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On Selectivity, Virtual Reality and the Art of Non-debate: The United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

This post by Dr Catherine O’Rourke,  from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, critically reflects on the recent United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. One of the key criticisms of the inaugural UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, UNSCR 1325 (2000), was the absence of accompanying […]

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Paying for peace in Presevo

This post by Laura Wise, PSRP researcher, was first published by Transconflict on 26 October 2016. It analyses the recent agreement on providing Albanian-language textbooks for schools in southern Serbia, and suggests that lessons have been learned from previous relations between Serbia’s Albanian minority, Kosovo, and Albania, and on the role that kin-states can play […]

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No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

This post by Kristian Herbolzheimer, compares the Mindanao and Colombian peace negotiations and underlying political battles for public opinion in both the Filippino and Colombian contexts. This is the sixth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining […]

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Transitional Justice Battlegrounds: Another Bad Week in Burundi

This blog post by Astrid Jamar, PSRP researcher, was first published by Justice in Conflict on 22 October 2016. It addresses the political context and recent developments in relations to transitional justice in Burundi. Transitional justice has been taken a number of worrying steps in Burundi. While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is preparing for public hearings addressing crimes […]

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Conflict resolution: a hard sell in the political market? Lessons from Colombia

This post by Dr Alexander Ramsbotham, PSRP researcher from Conciliation Resources, was first published by Bond on 20 October 2016. This is the fifth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The recent public rejection of the peace deal in Colombia was a blow for conflict resolution. The shock of the result is a painful […]

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Masculinity, Jihad and Mobilization

This post by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, was first published by Just Securtity on 18 October 2016. It addresses the relationship of masculinity practices and tropes to the production of terrorism. In spite of considerable state and international efforts being spent to regulate terrorist groups and individuals labeled […]

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Colombia: Don’t they want peace?

This blog post, by Dr Jan Pospisil, PSRP researcher based at the Law School, University of Edinburgh, analyses the political context in which the referendum on the peace agreement in between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This is the fourth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The negative vote on […]

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Getting to ‘not yet’: Colombia’s Peace Agreement Referendum

This blog post, by Prof Christine Bell, PSRP Programme Director, addresses the result of the peace agreement referendum that took place in Colombia, last Sunday, 2 October 2016. This is the third of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. A referendum on the Colombian Peace Agreement between the Government and the FARC, appears to […]

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