Peacebuilding

Conflict Zones and Human Rights

Peacebuilding provides political support to nations transitioning from conflict towards a self-sustaining peace. Stimson experts work with actors to determine the root causes of conflict and provide solutions to counter forces that jeopardize a durable peace.

 

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Current Research

May 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Victoria K. Holt

April 30, 2019 - Tori Holt tesified in front of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organizations, a part of the House Foreign Affairs Committees in the U.S. READ MORE

April 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

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. READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

The ascension of China in a globalized world presents a number of challenges and opportunities in the sphere of conflict prevention, post-conflict reconstruction, and peacebuilding. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Over the past two decades there have been significant shifts in international economic dynamics and a gradual restructuring of global political relationships and collaborations. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

South Africa’s story as an emerging donor, and an increasing force to reckon with in development partnerships and enterprises, particularly in conflict and post-conflict countries is increasingly being recognized by scholars as well as members of the international community. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

The tallest building in Ethiopia, the African Union’s (AU) sleek new headquarters, is perhaps the most symbolic of Chinese involvement in overseas peace and security affairs. READ MORE

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

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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 READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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

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