The fate of Colombia’s Legión del Afecto as a government-financed peacebuilding program is uncertain, but it looks to endure as an independent social movement. Its persistence is due both to its historical development and to its emphasis on affective relationships.
Action sports are increasing in popularity in the Middle East. For youth in conflict zones, these collaborative projects provide space for local voices and means of empowerment.
The inclusion and participation of young people in societies is a necessary condition for sustainable peace. The neglect of young people’s current needs and future livelihoods is a recipe for renewed conflict.
Closed-pipe supply chain emerged as a response to the growing awareness on conflict minerals from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While it encounters challenges in implementation, it has a potential for conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Mass migration from Africa and the Middle East to Europe is near certain to continue for the foreseeable future. This is due not so much to the continuation of violent conflict, which is difficult to predict, as to the near certainties of economic marginalisation and climate change.
The British intervention in the Sierra Leone civil war aimed to create long-term security for civilians. More than 15 years on, how sustainable is security in the country?
Postwar elections that occur in oil-rich economies dramatically decrease the durability of postwar peace. Controlling postwar elections, though, can actually increase the durability of postwar peace.
The International Criminal Court has been the most ambitious attempt of the international community to prevent egregious human rights abuses and deter international crimes. International Justice Day provides an ample opportunity to assess whether the ICC can fulfil its goals.
The impacts of new dams and diversions are felt across borders, and the development of new water infrastructure can increase political tensions in transboundary river basins. International water treaties and river basin organizations serve as a framework to potentially deescalate hydro-political tensions across borders.
The Higaonon, an indigenous tribe in Northern Mindanao in the southern Philippines, have preserved an ancient system of conflict resolution which has enabled them to be a truly peaceful community. However, there is a need to ensure that this knowledge is not lost in the future.