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The Politics of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Syria


This blog reflects on the events that brought local civil society in northwest Syria to the forefront of crisis mitigation during the pandemic. “Local Voices at a Crossroads” is an...

Regional Responses to Conflict during the COVID-19 Pandemic


This blog highlights ongoing work by the African Union (AU) and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to adapt their peace and security work and respond to ongoing conflicts during...

Delocalization and Uprooting: The Adverse Impact of Peace in Syria


Juline Beaujouan, Eyas Ghreiz and Abdulah El hafi examine the adverse impact of peace in Syria. “Local Voices at a Crossroads” is an article series in which local actors of...

Visualising the world’s response to Covid-19 through online trackers


This curated selection of trackers are tracing developments during Covid-19 in areas that can impact peace and conflict processes globally.

Local reconciliation committees in northern Syria: Managing daily conflicts in a country...


Dr Juline Beaujouan examines the nature, roles and impact of local reconciliation committees in Syria. Part of the “Local Voices at a Crossroads” series; an article series in which local...

Peace on Earth? The Tradition of Christmas Ceasefires Across the World


There is a worldwide tradition of declaring ceasefires during the Holidays, but do these lead to lasting peace? Sanja Badanjak and Laura Wise draw on examples from the PA-X...

 Water Resources and Inter-state Conflict: Legal Principles and the Grand Ethiopian...


Anne Funnemark examines the longstanding transboundary watercourse dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia and offers key principles and approaches useful to supporting the resolution of the conflict, as outlined in...

Moving from Conflict: the Role of International Actors in Transition Management


Dr Jago Salmon examines the role of international actors in transitions from conflict and introduces his new PSRP report, Moving from Conflict: the Role of International Actors in Transition...

France Attacks Prove the Power of Violent Extremist Discourse


Europe is reeling from the murders of eight people in three separate terror attacks in less than one week. Four people were killed in a shooting and stabbing attack, in...

Learning from Northern Ireland? Making gains for gender equality at the UN Security...


As Ireland prepares to begin its tenure of the UN Security Council in January 2021, Dr Catherine O'Rourke and Dr Aisling Swaine examine the lessons of inclusive peacebuilding from...

Knowledge exchange during physical distancing


The Edinburgh Research Office shares new resources and insights into knowledge exchange during physical distancing, featuring a contribution from PSRP.

Introducing the Amnesties, Conflict and Peace Agreement Database


Prof. Louise Mallinder introduces the ground-breaking new amnesties database published by Queen's University Belfast School of Law and the University of Edinburgh's Political Settlements Research Programme.