Category Archive: News

Data reveals effect of coronavirus pandemic on war and peace around the world

The Covid-19 pandemic has not paused conflict around the world – despite calls for a global ceasefire, researchers have found. But there are positive movements that could be built on, backed by a new UN Security Council Resolution. The data comes from a new digital tracking tool jointly developed by the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh.

PeaceFem app featured on That’s TV Scotland

The new PeaceFem mobile app on women and peacemaking has been featured on That’s TV Scotland.

PA-X database expanded to June 2020

We’ve updated the PA-X Peace Agreements Database with 36 new agreements to cover up to 1 June 2020.

UN Security Council calls for Covid-19 ceasefires

The UN Security Council has called for a humanitarian ceasefire in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Making inclusive peace a reality: virtual launch of the PeaceFem mobile app

Join us on 30 June for an online seminar launching the new PeaceFem app on women and peacemaking.

How is Covid-19 impacting peace and conflict dynamics?

Since the Covid-19 pandemic emerged in December 2019, PSRP has been researching the impacts of the pandemic, and associated response policies, on peace and conflict dynamics around the world. We are pleased to launch two new reports on the nexus between Covid-19, peace, and conflict.

New agreements added to PA-X Local Asia and Europe

The Political Settlements Research Programme is proud to announce the addition of 36 peace agreements from Asia and Europe to its new PA-X sub-database: PA-X Local.

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on peace and conflict

The Political Settlements Research Programme is assessing the impact of Covid-19 on peace and conflict dynamics in a series of expert surveys of peacebuilding experts across 20 countries.

Studying intergovernmental responses to Covid-19 in the Global South

PSRP researcher Dr Kathryn Nash has been awarded funding to study the responses of Global South regional and sub-regional organisations to the Covid-19 crisis.  

PSRP ceasefires research featured on Good Morning Scotland

PSRP Director Prof Christine Bell spoke with Laura Maxwell and Gary Robertson about the UN ceasefire call and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in conflict-affected regions.