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

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.

October 20, 2016

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, was authorized in 2013 to support peace and stability in Mali. The core of MINUSMA’s mandate is to support the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali that resulted from the Algiers negotiations.

October 12, 2016

Violence against civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) is complex, driven by numerous conflicts at different levels. A national-level peace agreement may contribute to stability, but cannot fully address these diverse conflict drivers. Efforts by the U.N.

August 23, 2016 | EXPERT: Lisa Sharland

By Lisa Sharland:

August 9, 2016

The recent violence in Juba between the forces of President Salva Kiir and former First Vice President Riek Machar demonstrated the fragility of South Sudan’s peace and the critical role that the international community is playing in holding the country back from the brink of renewed civil war.

July 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Aditi Gorur and Rachel Stohl:

July 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

Professor Ibrahim Gambari (Co-Chair of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance) delivered the John Holmes Memorial Lecture on "Security & Justice at a Crossroads: The Future of Global Governance," on June 17 at the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the UN System (A

July 11, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio's article "Just Security and the Crisis of Global Governance" is published in the

June 29, 2016

This report summarizes the findings of a research team from the Stimson Center and the Better World Campaign, which traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in April-May 2016 to review the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).

May 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

The Stimson Center and The Hague Institute for Global Justice teamed up in 2014 to address critical global issues at the intersection of security and justice and build effective responses to them. To these ends, the two institutions built a major new project around a
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