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

March 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

A fundamental principle of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping is that missions deploy only with the consent of the main parties to a conflict, including the host-state government.

February 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ much anticipated Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace was recently released, in the

December 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

2018 will be a crucial year for the United Nations in its efforts to address fundamental peace and security challenges of a rapidly changing world. Central to the 2016 peacebuilding resolutions of the U.N.

October 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: Robert J. Berg

On Friday, September 8 at Stimson, in an event co-sponsored with the Center for Global Development, Arunabha Ghosh (Founding CEO of the New Delhi-based Council on Energy, Environment, and Water) and Richard Ponzio (Director of Stimson’s Just Security 2020 Program) la

September 18, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

By Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Haidi Scarlet Willmot

The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way.

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

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