Transforming Conflict and Governance

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Transforming Conflict and Governance

The challenges of the twenty-first century are increasingly global yet intensely local. Some, like the struggles for peace and human rights, spilled into the new millennium while others, like climate and the cyber economy, pose rising challenges that states alone cannot solve and current global institutions cannot readily manage. The Transforming Conflict and Governance Program looks for a better way forward to address these challenges.

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Research and Analysis

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Statement — Briefing on Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update Aditi Gorur Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, Stimson Center House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, DC

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

By Jesse Marks

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

Mobilizing Smart Coalitions and Negotiating Global Governance Reform

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

7 July 2017 – New York: The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy & Development, and the Stimson Center convened an informal scoping discussion at Columbia University Law School with members of the UN Group of Friends for S

July 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, called them “starve, surrender and slaughter” tactics.

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

As Russia’s “de-escalation plan” for the ongoing war in Syria takes effect, neighboring countries are keen to return massive Syrian refugee populations to the four safe zones that the plan establishes in the western part of the country.

June 19, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Madeline Vellturo

Since 2014, MINUSCA — the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic — has worked to protect civilians and keep the peace.

June 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

Early last month, Russia put forward a “de-escalation” plan for Syria under which major opposition-held territories in western parts of the country, including northwestern Idlib province, northern Homs countryside, the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and parts of southern Syria, would become s

May 19, 2017 | EXPERT: James Siebens , EXPERT: Jesse Marks

May 17, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

If there was any doubt the Russians are now leading diplomatic efforts on Syria, the latest round of Astana talks made it abundantly clear.

April 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

In 2013, Obama’s red line in Syria following the regime’s use of chemical weapons failed to produce any real intervention.

January 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Madeline Vellturo

Although United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping missions are mandated in response to major national- or international-level conflicts, missions are often confronted with a variety of locally-driven conflicts once they deploy.

December 20, 2016

Informed by the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, Professor Ibrahim G

December 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

In 2004, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first stabilization mission in Haiti. Since then, it has authorized three more in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and the Central African Republic.
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