Category Archive: Peace Processess

Local reconciliation committees in northern Syria: Managing daily conflicts in a country at war

“Local Voices at a Crossroads” is an article series in which local actors of everyday peace share their insights into the fragilities and resilience of their societies in the face of conflict. Dr Juline Beaujouan examines the nature, roles and impact of local reconciliation committees in Syria.

PSRP quoted in analysis of Afghan peace process

A PSRP report on political settlements has been quoted in an opinion piece on the Afghan peace process: Will political factions in Afghanistan come to terms with each other?

Moving from Conflict: the Role of International Actors in Transition Management

Dr Jago Salmon examines the role of international actors in transitions from conflict and introduces his new PSRP report, Moving from Conflict: the Role of International Actors in Transition Management.

Constitution-Building in Response to Social Crisis: the Second Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue

Participants at the second Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue discussed the relationship between social unrest and the design of constitutional reform processes, implications for democracy and peace, and opportunities to enhance and sustain women’s influence as processes institutionalize.

Learning from Northern Ireland? Making gains for gender equality at the UN Security Council

As Ireland prepares to begin its tenure of the UN Security Council in January 2021, Dr Catherine O’Rourke and Dr Aisling Swaine examine the lessons of inclusive peacebuilding from Northern Ireland and how these might inform the UN Security Council’s work on women, peace and security.

A virtual tool for effective peace process support

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in the KOFF Peacebuilding Magazine’s special issue on digital technologies and peacebuilding.

PSRP research informs OECD’s States of Fragility 2020

Research from the Political Settlements Research Programme has contributed to the OECD’s report on States of Fragility 2020, which examines the dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the global state of fragility and sets out a policy agenda at a critical turning point.

Role of amnesties in peace building explored in new database

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods. 

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.

War by Other Means: One-sided Memorialisation in Sri Lanka

Bill Rolston examines the one-sided narratives that come through in contemporary public displays in Sri Lanka, following the ending of the three-decade long war.