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

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

May 4, 2016

The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center, based in Washington, D.C., view the intersection of security and justice as critical to understanding and addressing common global threats and challenges, the effective management of which requires innovative and collaborative action

May 4, 2016

To strengthen the intellectual foundations for this project and inform the work of the Commission in crafting its reform agenda, The Hague Institute and The Stimson Center have commissioned more than 20 background papers to be authored by the members of the Commission’s Research Team.

May 4, 2016

The Commission Report launch has generated, thus far, over 430 media-related stories (print, TV, and radio) in 30 countries and 9 languages across 6 continent. Click here for

April 29, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

Peacekeeping is one of the cornerstones of the United Nations and was, is and will be an essential tool for creating lasting peace in war-torn societies.

April 21, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

By Richard Ponzio and William Durch

March 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

By Aditi Gorur: 

February 9, 2016 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Lisa Sharland

Despite rhetoric and mandates that identify the protection of civilians as one of the highest priorities for U.N. peace operations, protection is often not treated as a priority on the ground. The report of the High-Level Independent Panel on U.N.

December 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Civil war has raged in South Sudan for two years. Horrific atrocities continue to be committed against the civilian population by both primary parties to the conflict as UNMISS has struggled to protect civilians within and beyond its protection of civilians (POC) sites.

December 14, 2015

This report offers recommendations for stakeholders to consider as part of the upcoming mandate review that will take place in December 2015, as well as lessons for future reviews.

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.
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