Peace operations aim at stabilizing a conflict and helping to implement a ceasefire or comprehensive peace agreement.
NUPI’s work on peace operations is closely tied to peacebuilding. With peace operations as well as peacebuilding, our research is grounded in extensive fieldwork that can provide important insights into conflict transformation and help peacebuilding processes at the local, national, regional and international levels.
Research topics within the field of peace operations include:
- How well do international peace operations actually work?
- How do local actors interact with international actors in peace operations?
- How can security be established through security sector reform?
News about peace operations
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.
23 Apr 2018
The world is facing enormous challenges in light of protracted crises and conflicts. The United Nations are looking for answers with the new ‘sustaining peace’ approach. What are the chances of the new approach to change the UN and create sustainable peace? Cedric de Coning...
16 Feb 2018
- Richard Gowan
Could the Ukrainian crisis inspire a new generation of Nordic peacekeeping?
Publications about peace operations
- Publication : MONOGRAFI
2018This book examines a new type of state formation evoked by the rise of transnational rule, what Schia calls franchised states. Turning the UN into a field site and drawing on an anthropological fieldwork of the UN organization, he demonstrates how peacebuilding activities turned Liberia into an object...
Research projects about peace operations
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.
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
HYRES studies the interaction between Islamist movements and the state in the cases of Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Mali, and is designed to answer the following question: Why do some Islamist groups pursue...
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.