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Sustainable Development Goal 16 to “promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies” is unique among the SDGs for its nuanced, robust approach to achieving sustainable development in tandem with global peace and security.


Research and Analysis

August 2, 2016 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

The international community labored for years to conceptualize a new global development agenda to succeed the famed Millennium Development Goals. 

June 27, 2016 | EXPERT: Ariella Knight , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

As the world closed the books on the Millenium Development Goals last year (MDGs), there was much to celebrate.

March 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) decided to widen its definition of official development assistance to include certain security and defense costs, including measures to prevent violent extremism and provide limited military training.

September 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

An economy does not grow easily in the midst of a crossfire. The United Nations opens its 70th session on September 15, and later this month diplomats are poised to adopt a new approach to global development.

March 17, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

In 2000, diplomats at the United Nations adopted eight development goals aimed at poverty reduction, education, nutrition, gender equality and safeguarding the environment in the world’s poorest countries.

December 19, 2014 | EXPERT: Ariella Knight , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

There are two reasons why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are being securitized - 1) the hard lessons learned while implementing the Millennium Development Goals, and 2) a growing conviction that sustainable development and security are inextricably linked.

July 25, 2014 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

The WMD supply chain is moving to parts of the world that have very little interest in the global nonproliferation regime, warns Johan Bergenas. That means it’s time for an updated nonproliferation agenda that accounts for the socio-economic needs of developing and emerging nations.

June 10, 2014 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Governments at the United Nations are in full swing designing the next blueprint for global development, the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

March 4, 2013 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

In the last 150 years, advanced technology has served as a critical tool in achieving national and international goals and, by extension, to furthering the human condition. Public-private sector partnerships have been a critical component to making technology a force multiplier in this regard.

February 26, 2013 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

President Barack Obama and an array of other Western leaders continue to assert that the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to non-state actors is one of most pressing challenges to global security today.

February 25, 2013 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Before departing from her position as U.S.

January 9, 2013 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Over the past 30 years, globalization has revolutionized international relations. The net positive result has been soaring economic growth and burgeoning prospects for peace and prosperity around the globe.

December 5, 2012 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Johan Bergenas spoke at an Uppsala University panel titled "A Wider Security Agenda."

November 13, 2012 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Johan Bergenas spoke at a conference titled E3DS Summit (energy, environment, economics, defense and securit), co-presented by IHS and Dynamixx, on global and regional security and development challenges and the role that innovative partnerships can play.

October 5, 2012 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

On October 5, 2012, Johan Bergenas spoke at a European Union Policy Hub titled "Towards a More Effective Implementation of the EU Security Strategy: What Methods and Strategies to Ensure Impact," promoting the Managing Across Boundaries Program's dual benefit model for bridging the security and d
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