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.
Understanding shifts in the geopolitical context of peace and transition processes
This body of work explores how non-ODA states such as Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, and a range of regional organisations intervene in peace and transition processes, and with what goals. Read our key findings in the new Global Transitions series, produced in partnership with the University of St Andrews and the London School of Economics.
The Global Transitions series looks at fragmentations in the global order and how these impact peace and transition settlements. It explores why and how different third-party actors – state, intergovernmental, and non-governmental – intervene in conflicts, and how they see themselves contributing to reduction of conflict and risks of conflict relapse. The series critically assesses the growth and diversification of global and regional responses to contemporary conflicts. It also asks how local actors are navigating this multiplicity of mediators and peacebuilders and how this is shaping conflict outcomes and post-conflict governance.
Browse the series below. More reports are forthcoming in June 2022.
Global Transitions Series
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.
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...
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...
This report finds that Russia’s influence on peace and conflict transitions and political ambitions outside of post-Soviet space are opportunistic and tend to exploit the flaws and limitations of...
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.
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.
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.