Future of Peace Operations

Transforming Conflict and Governance

Future of Peace Operations

In conflict-affected areas, the international community struggles to restore the rule of law, to respond to violence against civilians and to establish sustainable governance. The Future of Peace Operations program contributes to the international community's efforts to achieve these goals and help war-torn societies transition to lasting peace.


Research and Analysis

November 23, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

To commemorate the new partnership between the Stimson Center and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, we convened a panel comprised of scholars and scholar/practitioners from both institutions.

November 18, 2015

Following public events since June in The Hague, Abuja, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C., members of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance continue to promote the findings and recommendations of Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance at events worldwide and in international publications.

November 12, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Lisa Sharland

The kidnapping and assassination of senior political figures in Bangui in recent weeks, along with a number of violent intercommunal reprisals and attacks on peacekeepers, have sparked concerns the Central African Republic’s capital may be about to descend into yet another cycle of devastating sectarian violence.

October 9, 2015

Last week at the opening of UNGA in New York, President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping spurred nearly 50 countries and regional organizations to make new commitments to supply current and future peace operations with more troops, equipment, and funding.

September 28, 2015 | EXPERT: Sofi­a Sebastian

To most people, the term "United Nations peacekeepers" conjures images of soldiers in blue helmets, but U.N. peacekeeping operations also include critical non-military components.

September 25, 2015

In advance of the U.N.’s upcoming September 28 leadership summit on peacekeeping hosted by President Obama, the U.N. received a long list of complaints about peacekeeping, including the recent exposés on sexual abuse by peacekeepers.
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