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 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 resolution
20 Jun 2017
Read Senior Research fellow John Karlsrud's opan access article.
16 Jun 2017
UN Peace and Development Advisors (PDA) gather at NUPI.
8 Jun 2017
Can North Korea be dealt with peacefully?
Publications about conflict resolution
- Publication : ARTIKKEL
2017(Norwegian version only): This article analyses the Russian public diplomacy news organization RT’s coverage of the situation in Ukraine in February–March 2014, the period that culminated with the annexation of Crimea. It finds that enemy images were drawn of the West/USA and of Ukrainian radicals, whereas...
: NUPI Policy Brief
2017In the Norwegian MFA-funded project ‘Learning from Experience – International Policing’ the researchers examined several aspects of police participation in international deployments in order to extract best practices and lessons learned. The project consisted of four main parts: 1) looking...
Research projects about conflict resolution
The project is commissioned by the World Bank and seeks to better understand how the interplay between international actors and domestic political actors affects efforts to prevent violent conflict.
This projects will analyze Russian strategic communication on central European events of 2016 such as Brexit and the NATO summit in Warszaw.
Upholding the NATO cyber pledge: What does cyber deterrence and cyber resilience mean for NATO and Norway?2017 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to explore how and to what extent deterrence works in cyberspace or whether a focus on resilience as the new strategic logic is the way forward.