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
22 Sep 2021
Last month, the UN Secretary-General called the latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a “code red for humanity,” noting that the evidence is irrefutable: global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes...
18 Jun 2021
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFP) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) hosted a virtual roundtable on the 14th June 2021 as a part of their Africa-Europe dialogue...
10 Jun 2021
In order to establish a sustainable knowledge base on climate, peace and security issues in the Nordic-Baltic region, twelve research institutes have come together to establish a research network on climate, peace and security.
Publications about conflict
2021AllAfrica's Mantsadi Sepheka speaks with Dr Andrew Tchie, senior research fellow, NUPI who has written several papers focusing on South Sudan's struggles with democracy, stability and peace about how the country can break free from its cycle of peace agreements and conflict.
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
: Popular scientific article
2021For close to a decade, the UN has been under the double pressure of a high number of fatalities and pressure from member states to cut costs, particularly from the United States. Since 2013, the UN has not launched a new large peacekeeping mission, but large missions have been closed in Côte d’Ivoire,...
Research projects about conflict
2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
The main objective of the RUSMENA project is to examine Russian power practices in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region between 2011 and 2021.
Foto: Kyrre Lien/NTB Scanpix
2021 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues.
2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are collaborating on a climate, peace and security project that is aimed at backstopping...