This project seeks to provide a structured, critical analysis of the values, content and impact of recent peacebuilding initiatives of rising powers, comparing them to one another and to approaches by Western donors and international organizations.
The project also aims to offer new theoretical claims about the role of the global South in peacebuilding, rooted in insightful empirical work (on Somalia, Afghanistan and Myanmar and on specific non-Western actors), and to make key policy audiences aware of alternative approaches and their empirical records. Ultimately, the project aims to build a greater understanding among Northern and Southern peacebuilding scholars, and among key peacebuilding policymakers and practitioners, about the (a) roles, (b) motives, (c) content and (d) impact of peacebuilding efforts by Southern and rising powers. It also strives to build a more globally equal and inclusive dialogue on the roles and values of new peacebuilding actors.
Finally, the project aims to create positive changes in peacebuilding approaches among dominant multilateral and bilateral actors based on the experience and lessons of Southern peacebuilding efforts.
NUPI has, together with five partners, investigated the rising powers’ approach to peacebuilding.
Charles Nyuykonge, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (South Africa)
Charles Call, American University School of International Service (USA)
Lina Alexandra, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia)
Onur Sazak, Istanbul Policy Centre, Sabanci University (Turkey)
PK Singh, United Service Institution of India (India)