Policy and Research Papers
Poverty, Crime and Conflict: Socio-Economic Inequalities and the Prospects for Peace in Colombia
In addition to the rejection of the peace deal in Colombia by a referendum, socio-economic inequalities in the country are another obstacle for the country in its transition to peace. Find out more from the latest research on “Post-Conflict Reconstruction, the Crimes of the Powerful and Transitional Justice” published by the Security Sector Reform Resource Centre.
Promoting Compliance with International Humanitarian Law
It is not the absence of law that is causing casualties, destruction and unprecedented displacement in armed conflict, but flagrant breaches of the most fundamental rules of international humanitarian law. This briefing published by Chatham House identifies ways and approaches to strengthen compliance with IHL and argues that the consultations conducted by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross is worth support.
Waging Peace: UN Peace Operations Confronting Terrorism and Violent Extremism
This policy paper published by the International Peace Institute points out to a significant finding on the presence of UN operations in seven out of the eleven countries which are mostly affected by terrorism globally and hence a gap between the policy debate in New York and the realities confronting UN staff on the ground. It also explores how this gap between policy and reality can be bridged.
Are Women Less Corrupt?
By referring to different examples, the article discusses the question of “gender and corruption”. In practical terms, corruption affects differently genders which results in the diversity of approaches tending to combat against corruption. In fact, corruption affects women in general. Further, it blocks women’s participation in politics. However, the inclusion of women in the politics as a tool to reduce corruption does not seem as a definitive and successful approach.
Federalism, conflict and fragmentation in Yemen
Is federalism the solution to Yemen's divisions? In this interview, Peter Salisbury explores what needs to happen to build a sustainable peace in the country.