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Global

Dissolving Conflict. Local peace agreements and armed conflict transitions

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AUTHORS: Pospisil
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The lessening likelihood and the often-sobering outcomes of comprehensive national peace processes directed attention to local peacemaking in recent years. Difficult to distinguish and define, local peace agreements work...

The politics of data visualisation and policy making

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AUTHORS: Allen / Nash / Trott
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Data visualisation has become ubiquitous in everyday life, from seeing images in news media to tracking individual health indicators. While the effects of data visualisation on society and people...

Ways of seeing: Peace process data-viz as a research practice

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AUTHORS: Bach / Bell / Kauer
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This article uses John Berger’s idea (1972) that images are connected to ‘ways of seeing’ to reflect on the creation of interactive visualizations of peace agreement and peace process...

Peace Processes and Their Agreements

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AUTHORS: Bell / Wise
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The authors explore how formalized peace processes function and how established practices are challenged by new global realignments and forms of conflict, and suggest new methods for dealing with...

Peace Accords and Human Rights

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AUTHORS: Pospisil
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Peace agreements and human rights are closely interwoven. About 70% of all peace agreements signed after 1990 refer to human rights or human rights-related issues. However, peace agreements based...

Global Realignments: Understanding Peace Process Interventions Through News

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AUTHORS: Bell / Gardner
Global Transitions Publication

This report describes findings from analysis of global media perceptions of interventions in peace-related activities, using GDELT – a Google-based database of coded global news stories – as a...

National Security Strategies, Emergent Powers and ‘Sustaining Peace’

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AUTHORS: Gardner / Neal / Wilson
Global Transitions Publication

This report examines how textual analysis of national security strategy and defence white paper documents reveals different patterns of discursive investment in peace-related practices.

Local agreements - an introduction to the special issue

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AUTHORS: Kaldor / Theros / Turkmani
Peace Processes Publication

Local agreements are a pervasive feature of contemporary conflict, owing to the fragmented decentred character of conflicts.

Constitutions, Customary and Religious Law, and Gender Equality

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AUTHORS: Ainsworth / Hickey
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Participants of the third annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue explored comparative constitutional design approaches to legal pluralism and reconciling tensions between customary/religious systems and guarantees of gender equality.

Constitution-building and Disruption: Addressing Changing Conflict Patterns

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AUTHORS: Ainsworth / Bell
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Summarising discussions at the Eighth Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution-Building in 2021.

Beyond Compliance: International Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict

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AUTHORS: Gillard / Sutton
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Humanitarian need and civilian harm are complementary ways of thinking about the role of International Humanitarian Law in advocating for war-affected populations.

Middle East & North Africa

Local agreements as a process: The example of local talks in Homs in Syria

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AUTHORS: Turkmani
Publication

This article sets out why it is important to conceptualise local agreements as a process of talks that have a value in their own right rather than as a...

How local are local agreements? Shaping local agreements as a new form of third-party...

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AUTHORS: Turkmani
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Based on two case studies from Syria, this article argues that unilateral external intervention in protracted conflicts is not only about military and financial support to one or other...

Resolving Water Conflicts: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms Applicable to International...

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AUTHORS: Daza-Clark
Ethiopia/Ogaden Publication Sudan

This report sets out the international legal framework for conflict avoidance or resolution, with a focus on mechanisms available to states with transboundary water disputes.

Rethinking Governance: Insights from Syria during Covid-19

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AUTHORS: Beaujouan / El hafi / Ghreiz / Odat
Covid Publication

This report highlights the main impacts of Covid-19 on the education and economy sectors, and suggests general recommendations relevant to the international community, humanitarian workers, and governmental institutions.

Qatar and UAE in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

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AUTHORS: Freer
Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Publication

This report highlights ways in which Qatari and Emirati peacemaking/ peacebuilding engagement is qualitatively different from other states’ or international organisations’ efforts in this sphere.

MENA Regional Organisations in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

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AUTHORS: Freer
Global Transitions Publication

This report highlights primary assets and challenges of three regional organisations in the MENA peacebuilding space: the League of Arab States, Gulf Cooperation Council and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Peacebuilding in Turbulent Times: Turkey in MENA and Africa

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AUTHORS: Sofos
Global Transitions Publication

This report assesses the Turkish leadership and policy community’s understanding of peacebuilding, the contexts and main motivations underlying its conceptualisation and implementation, while outlining potential future developments.

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Alternative Governance Systems in Idlib

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AUTHORS: Beaujouan
Covid Publication

As Covid-19 hit Syria after a decade of protracted conflict, the fragmentation of the territory and governance system prevented the adoption of a national pandemic strategy.

Pulling the Pieces Together: Health and community actors as levers of local response in...

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AUTHORS: al-Hamdani / Wilson
Covid Publication Yemen

This report examines the local responses to Covid-19 by health professionals and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), demonstrating the deeply fragmented context of public authority in Yemen.

Non-Western approaches to peacemaking and peacebuilding

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AUTHORS: Peter / Rice
Global Transitions Publication

This paper provides an overview of how existing scholarship has addressed non-Western approaches to peacemaking and peacebuilding and outlines some possible future directions for research on the topic.

Digital feast and famine: Digital technologies and humanitarian law in food security,...

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AUTHORS: Jaspars / Majid / Murdoch
PeaceTech Publication

Exploring the role of digital technologies in the violation and application of humanitarian law, and its consequences for famine risk and prevention.

Fragmentation of Peacemaking in Syria: Reality and Perception

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AUTHORS: Belhadj Klaz / Mariani
Fragmentation Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Peace Processes Publication Syria

An "illiberal peace” is taking hold in Syria, with Russia, Turkey and Iran positioning themselves as mediators and overshadowing peace initiatives by Western powers.

Fragmentation of Peacemaking in Libya: Reality and Perception

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AUTHORS: Harchaoui / Mariani
Fragmentation Geopolitical Transitions Publication

The latest political analysis, media reports, and original interviews with stakeholders demonstrate how local actors interpret the role and effect of non-Western actors involved in the Libyan crisis.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process in Yemen

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AUTHORS: Peace Track Initiative
Covid Covid 19 Publication Yemen

Yemeni women voice how Covid-19 affected them personally and professionally, highlighting restrictions on women’s broad participation resulting from the pandemic and how it has impacted their work on the...

Investigating the role of religious institutions in the prevention of violent extremism...

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Interviews conducted in Hamdaniyyah and Tel Afar provide insights into the relationships between religious institutions, state apparatus and civil society.

Central & Southeast Asia

Elections: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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This policy brief presents a summary of findings about citizens’ perceptions of upcoming national elections, from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022.

National Identity: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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Headline findings about citizens’ perceptions of national identity and nation-building, from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022.

Promises and Perils of Regional Response to Covid-19 in Asia

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AUTHORS: Adhikari
Covid Publication

‘Crises’ - financial crash, pandemics, political conflicts, and natural disasters - can provide stimulus for strengthening and development of regional organisations. This report maps and analyses Covid-19 responses from...

Implementing peace accords sustainably: Alternative avenues to bypass blockages and...

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AUTHORS: Ramsbotham
Peace Processes Publication

Implementation of peace accords often hit blockages and meets resistance, and are prone to delay, breakdown and collapse. Alternative avenues for implementation discussed in this report can help to...

China’s Engagement in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: The Quest for Stability

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AUTHORS: Mariani
Global Transitions Publication

This report finds that China seeks stability rather than peace, unlike its Western counterparts, and China’s economic development drives engagement in conflict and post-conflict settings.

“Asian” Approaches to Peacebuilding?: Modalities, Convergences, and Differences in...

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AUTHORS: Adhikari
Global Transitions Publication

This report finds that, while a coherent “Asian model” of peacebuilding does not exist, there are common features which characterize the international conflict management practices of China, Japan, and...

A New Look at Federalism in Myanmar

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AUTHORS: South
Covid 19 Myanmar Publication

Discussing a ‘bottom up’ approach to federalism in Myanmar, this report explores how forms of ‘federal practice’ already exist, and how they could be better acknowledged and supported.

Sino-European relations amid the war in Ukraine

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AUTHORS: Mariani
Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Publication

Cooperation and communication in engaging with Russia's war on Ukraine can benefit Sino-European shared interests.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir

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AUTHORS: Pospisil
PA-X Publication

Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir Pospisil, J. (2019). Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir (PA-X Report, Spotlight Series). Edinburgh: Global Justice Academy,...

Resolving Water Conflicts: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms Applicable to International...

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AUTHORS:
Ethiopia/Ogaden Publication Sudan

This report sets out the international legal framework for conflict avoidance or resolution, with a focus on mechanisms available to states with transboundary water disputes.

National Survey on Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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AUTHORS: Dawkins / Deng / Oringa / Pospisil
Publication South Sudan

This report documents how people in South Sudan conceive of peace in their everyday lives and how their experiences shape their views on the peace process.

Digital feast and famine: Digital technologies and humanitarian law in food security,...

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AUTHORS:
PeaceTech Publication

Exploring the role of digital technologies in the violation and application of humanitarian law, and its consequences for famine risk and prevention.

Fragmented Transitions in the Context of Competitive Regionalism: The Case of Ethiopia

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AUTHORS: Abate Demissie / Girma / Pospisil
Ethiopia/Ogaden Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Publication

Exploring the new regional configuration of Ethiopia and the Wider Horn, and what can be learned from the region's dynamic structural setup for other transitional regional configurations.

Security Governance, Subsidiarity, and UN-AU Partnership in Somalia

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AUTHORS: Coe / Nash
Global Transitions Publication Somalia

This report uses Somalia as a case study to explore how non-Western regional organisations (ROs) engage in peacemaking and peacebuilding, how local actors respond to these interventions, and whether...

How African Organisations Envision Peacemaking

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AUTHORS: Aeby
Global Transitions Publication

This policy brief explores how African organisations envision peacemaking, how the African solutions differ from Western approaches, and to what extent the approaches are compatible.

Fragmented Transitions in the Context of Competitive Regionalism: The Case of Sudan

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AUTHORS: Jenner / Pospisil
Fragmentation Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Publication Sudan Sudan & South Sudan

Exploring how the regional and international constellation around Sudan provides a difficult and non-conducive environment for the country's twin transition from both armed conflict and authoritarian rule.

How African Organisations Support Peace Agreement Implementation

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AUTHORS: Aeby
Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Peace Processes Publication

This report explores how African organisations support the implementation of framework agreements for transitions through continued mediation, guarantees and monitoring.

Towards Peaceful and Plural Politics in Afghanistan

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AUTHORS: Atta ur Rahman Saleem / Semple
Afghanistan Peace Processes Peace Processes Publication

Report on a consultation with veterans of pre-August 2021 reconciliation, with key findings to inform priority actions for charting paths towards peaceful, plural politics in Afghanistan.

Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan: Longitudinal Findings

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South Sudanese citizens’ perceptions of peace are explored in the results of a 2021-2022 three-wave survey, illustrating the views of 8,843 people from 12 counties across 9 states and...

Public Authority: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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Headline findings about citizens’ perceptions of whom they trust to make decisions about their community, from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022.

National Identity: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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Headline findings about citizens’ perceptions of national identity and nation-building, from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022.

Elections: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

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This policy brief presents a summary of findings about citizens’ perceptions of upcoming national elections, from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022.

Taxation and Civicness in South Sudan

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AUTHORS: Benson
Peace Processes Publication South Sudan Sudan & South Sudan

This policy brief identifies how different eras of tax practices - from colonial occupation to the present - continue to inform extractive governance outcomes in South Sudan.

Europe & Eastern Europe

A Survey on the Impact of Covid-19 on the Situation of Syrian Refugees in the Kurdistan...

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AUTHORS: Beaujouan / Rasheed / Taha
Covid Publication

This survey has been conducted to investigate the impact of the pandemic and its ramifications on the refugee community in the KRI. It has been conducted solely among the...

Russia’s Engagement in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: Growing Geopolitical...

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AUTHORS: Mariani
Global Transitions Publication Ukraine

Russia’s influence on peace and conflict transitions and political ambitions outside of post-Soviet space can be considered opportunistic, exploiting the flaws and limitations of Western interventions.

Meeting the Immediate Needs of the Ukrainian Economy

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AUTHORS: Brik / Cooper / Kaldor / Shapoval
Publication Ukraine

An outline of key pillars for emergency economic assistance to Ukraine, for the protection of social infrastructure, public goods, institutions and state military defence.

Is a Peace Deal Possible With Putin? On the problems of peacemaking in the Russian war on...

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Considering the relationship between peace and justice in attempts at peace-making, how do we define requirements for a just end to the war in Ukraine?

Sino-European relations amid the war in Ukraine

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AUTHORS:
Geopolitical Transitions Global Transitions Publication

Cooperation and communication in engaging with Russia's war on Ukraine can benefit Sino-European shared interests.