Opinion

Introducing the Amnesties, Conflict and Peace Agreement Database

Prof. Louise Mallinder introduces the ground-breaking new amnesties database published by Queen’s University Belfast School of Law and the University of Edinburgh’s Political Settlements Research Programme.

5 quick insights into PA-X data

Dr Sanja Badanjak offers five quick insights from the PA-X peace agreement data drawn from 30 years of peace processes around the world.

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part III

The third part of this series considers the powerful role women have played in Yemeni communities in responding to crises throughout the current conflict.

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part II

The second of a three-part series examines the ways that Yemeni communities have dealt with a number of health crises prior to the arrival of COVID-19 and considers the current condition and development of Yemen’s health system. It also considers the potential role of tribes as influential local actors who have a history of supporting communities, and the possibility of tribes guiding community responses to COVID-19. 

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part I

In the first of a three-part series, Raiman Al-Hamdani and Rob Wilson examine Yemeni governance systems and how these local networks are likely to be central in responding to COVID-19.

Sudan: The Potential Price of Peace

Fifteen months after the revolution that ousted long-term dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, it becomes increasingly evident that Sudan’s two parallel transitional processes of democratisation and peacemaking contradict one another and follow different political logics.

Towards a greater role of the civil society in conflict settlement in Syria after Covid-19?

Juline Beaujouan and Eyas Ghreiz describe some of the challenges for civil society in rebel-held areas of Syria during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cooperation in Latin America: Responses to COVID-19 expose existing cracks in regional infrastructure

Hannah den Boer sets out the response by regional organisations in Latin America to the Covid-19 crisis and asks what this means for regionalism in the bloc.

Social Media, Blockchain, Big Data & Co: How do we support women mediators in peace processes in a technology-driven world?

Fiona Knäussel reflects on the programme’s thinking on women and PeaceTech, the challenges for women peacebuilders in using tech tools and how to address them, and on whether tech solutions are themselves gender-proofed.