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
8 Jun 2018
Hybrid threats calls for innovative and creative thinking by intelligence organizations.
UN peacekeeping faces significant challenges and some question whether it can remain relevant, but most countries agree on the importance of the UN as the centrepiece of global governance, and that peacekeeping is its flagship enterprise.
11 May 2018
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Publications about conflict resolution
: NUPI Policy Brief
2018The presidential elections of 2018 are expected to have significant implications for the matter of peace, justice and conflict resolution in Colombia. Since conflict intensity rose considerably in the 1980s, presidential elections have been greatly influenced by the candidates’ approaches to the conflict...
2018When António Guterres started as UN Secretary General, he emphasised that conflict prevention had to be a top priority of the United Nations. This is why the United Nations are currently working on specifying the new ‘sustaining peace’ approach, passed by concurrent resolutions of the UN General Assembly...
2018(Norwegian only): Temaet for kapitlet er Teherans rolle og betydning i et Midtøsten i endring og konflikt. Jeg ser byen som brennpunkt for tre store slag som står i regionen: kampene over Vestens rolle, folkets makt over politiske avgjørelser og islam som samfunnskontrakt. Jeg viser hvordan kampene spilles...
Research projects about conflict resolution
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WHAT DETERMINES HOW STATES ACT? Conflict is one of the many types of risks states are faced with. In the field of security, states increasingly rely on private enterprises to assess and manage the threats and risks. How may this influence the result? A new NUPI project will examine this.2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The Market for Anarchy project seeks to better understand how state behaviour is shaped by assessments of and responses to different types of risks.
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2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Poland, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...
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2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to strengthen the ability of UN peace operations to respond to global security challenges and improve their effectiveness.