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Global

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Governing for Whom? The Intersection of Identity, Violence, and Political Competition in...

AUTHORS: Miller
Publication

This paper explores how negotiations over political authority play out in ‘real’ transactional politics across multiple levels of government under conditions of competitive rentierism using Nigeria as a case...

Mid-term, Corruption and International Engagement – xaa iigu jira? (what’s in it for...

AUTHORS: Abdirahman / Majid
Publication Somalia

This memo provides reflections on the current moment in Somalia’s political and political economy trajectory, half-way through the current presidential term.

A State-led War Economy in an Open Market

AUTHORS: Cooper / Milakovsky / Vlasiuk
Publication Ukraine

This research report investigates the relationship between market and state in the contemporary Ukrainian economy.

Can Ukraine Pay its Debts?

AUTHORS: Cooper / Hebb
Publication Ukraine

This research report presents a wide range of macroeconomic data to assess the strength of the Ukrainian economy and, by extension, the state’s capacity to meet its external liabilities.

School Curricula In Syria: Hidden Victim of The Conflict or Weapon of War?

AUTHORS: Al Sakbani / Beaujouan
Publication Syria

This policy brief highlights some of the key findings on opportunities to use education as a tool for peace in Syria.

The UN’s Humanitarian Transition from Emergency Assistance to Development Funding in...

AUTHORS: Travers
Publication Iraq

To better understand the impact of the UN transition in Iraq, this research paper considers potential longer-term implications on three affected populations, including IDPs.

The War Against Ukraine and the Failure of “Great Power Politics”

AUTHORS: Cooper
Publication Ukraine

This chapter interrogates the claim that the Russian war against Ukraine represents a “return” or “resurgence” of “great power politics.”

Reindustrialization as a Key Element of Ukraine's Recovery

AUTHORS: Milakovsky
Publication Ukraine

This policy brief argues that Ukraine should pursue re-industrialisation through an effective programme of state aid and use of preferential trade and procurement policy.

Constitutional Transitions in a Changing World

AUTHORS: Reid / Welikala
Publication

This is a report of the main themes that emerged from a series of events on Constitutional Transitions in a Changing World.

Middle East & North Africa

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

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...

AUTHORS: Turkmani
Publication

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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,...

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

AUTHORS: Belhadj Klaz / Mariani
Global Transitions Fragmentation Geopolitical 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

AUTHORS: Harchaoui / Mariani
Global Transitions Fragmentation 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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

AUTHORS: Pospisil
PA-X Publication Sudan

This PA-X Spotlight report describes how the overthrow of Sudan's long-term military ruler Omar al-Bashir was triggered by a broad civil-society-based movement, supported by the Sudanese military in the...

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

AUTHORS: Jenner / Pospisil
Global Transitions Fragmentation Geopolitical 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

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

AUTHORS: Atta ur Rahman Saleem / Semple
Peace Processes Afghanistan 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

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

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

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

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

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

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A State-led War Economy in an Open Market

AUTHORS:
Publication Ukraine

This research report investigates the relationship between market and state in the contemporary Ukrainian economy.

Can Ukraine Pay its Debts?

AUTHORS:
Publication Ukraine

This research report presents a wide range of macroeconomic data to assess the strength of the Ukrainian economy and, by extension, the state’s capacity to meet its external liabilities.

The War Against Ukraine and the Failure of “Great Power Politics”

AUTHORS:
Publication Ukraine

This chapter interrogates the claim that the Russian war against Ukraine represents a “return” or “resurgence” of “great power politics.”