Category Archive: Stories

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.  

COVID-19 and Health Systems: Responding to Unpredictable Predictability

Liz Grant, Yina Lizeth Garcia-Lopez, and Christine Bell set out 11 themes for health systems to consider when responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

PSRP research quoted in UN Insider

PSRP Director Prof Christine Bell is quoted in a recent piece by UN Insider on the growing support for global ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Gender-based Violence in Conflict: New Challenges and Persistent Problems

Dr Catherine O’Rourke distils some of the most pertinent insights from PSRP research into gender-based violence and its relationship to conflict, and offers insights on the likely impacts of the COVID-19 restrictions in conflict-affected settings.

COVID-19, Emergency Legislation, and Sunset Clauses

The UK’s Coronavirus Act 2020 affords the UK government new powers in attempt to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as with similar legislation enacted by governments around the world. But how important are sunset clauses as part of these measures? And what checks and balances are needed? By Sean Molloy.

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COVID-19 and Violent Conflict: Responding to Predictable Unpredictability

Christine Bell offers 11 baseline understandings for designing the most effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in conflict-affected regions.