Conflict Trends 2020/1
Today, the world stands at a crossroads between a dying liberal democracy paradigm that has dominated the last three decades of global politics, economics and social change and a dangerous emerging paradigm characterised by growing populism, nationalism and authoritarianism that challenges the beliefs of peace intellectuals, advocates and activists. What are the global trends that […]
The six principles of Adaptive Peacebuilding
Analysing adaptive peacebuilding – an approach that can help navigate the delicate balance between international support and local self-organisation.
Reinvigorating the African Solidarity Initiative for robust implementation of the African Union’s Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy
Discussing why it is necessary to reactivate the ASI as an instrument for PCRD and how this can be achieved.
Examining how social media can be a place for both good and destructive conflict resolution.
South Africa’s possible withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
Exploring how South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC could have both negative and positive consequences for human rights in Zimbabwe.
Key lessons for global counter-insurgency from the fight against Boko Haram
Analysing the widely-accepted best practices of counter-insurgency through a theoretical lens.
The efficacy of governments of national unity in Zimbabwe and Lesotho
Establishing the sources of disharmony among government of national unity (GNU) parties, using the cases of Zimbabwe and Lesotho.