How do various actors contribute to peaceful resolution of conflicts?
At NUPI, research on conflict resolution often has a practical aim: to improve the methods uses for creating dialogue and reconciliation among the parties to a conflict. This can involve both getting them to the negotiations table, and establishing lasting solutions for peace. Small states, big states, governmental and civil-society actors around the world may be involved in conflict resolution. The study of conflict resolution is closely linked to peace operations and peacebuilding, diplomacy and studies of conflicts.
Research questions within the field of conflict resolution can include:
- What ways can lead to formal peace negotiations?
- What are the roles of the negotiators and facilitators in negotiations?
- How are the power relations in a peace process?
News about conflict
7 Feb 2020
Why are some communities more likely to experience violent extremism than others?
19 Dec 2019
PREVEX will shed light on how the various drivers of violent extremism operate.
16 Dec 2019
These were some of the questions raised when researchers from the NUPI-led Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) shared their insights in Washington, D.C. and New York.
Publications about conflict
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2014Societal development in China in the past few decades has made pluralism a central feature in the way Chinese policy is decided and implemented. Old formal actors are now facing competition from new, informal actors in both public and civil spheres. As a consequence, China’s formal foreign policy is...
Doing Less With More? The Difficult ‘Return’ of Western Troop Contributing Countries to United Nations Peacekeeping2020Among others, the deployment of the UN stabilization mission to Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013 has been characterized by a number of researchers as a ‘return’ of Western troop contributors to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in Africa. The aim of this report is to look at the reality of that ‘return,’ and whether...
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Occupy Rustaveli: Overreliance on Space and the “Protest Fatigue" during the 2009 Cell Protests in Tbilisi2015The paper aims to offer a spatial analysis of the 2009 protest movements in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where the opposition activists occupied public space in an innovative manner, by placing prison cells on the main thoroughfare of the city. Rustaveli Avenue thus became the central space of contestation...
Research projects about conflict
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HOW TO PREVENT VIOLENT EXTREMISM? PREVEX will contribute to more effective policies that prevents violent extremism through strengthening societal resilience.
Preventing Violent Extremism in the Balkans and the MENA: Strengthening Resilience in Enabling Environments (PREVEX)2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The overarching objective of PREVEX is to put forward more fine-tuned and effective approaches to preventing violent extremism.
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2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
What are Chinese priorities in relation to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how do Chinese actors promote their interests and prospects for international cooperation?
2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of the relationship between migration and development in order to suggest more effective policies for addressing root causes of migration in weak...