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
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.
7 Jun 2021
NUPI and SIPRI, under the Climate-related Peace and Security Risks project have worked on understanding the interlinkages between climate, peace and security in the Sahel-region.
Publications about conflict
- Publication : Popular scientific article
: Academic article
2021This article analyzes education activists’ resilience in emergencies, building on life story interviews with Syrians who engaged in civil society initiatives for schooling in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising. It investigates the meaning that education acquires under extreme adversity and how it inspires...
: Fact sheet
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...