Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Ukraine’s Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011

Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991–2011 is the first study that looks at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine comprehensively and attempts to draw the connection between literary production and identity construction. In its quest for identity Ukraine has followed a path similar to other postcolonial societies, the main characteristics of which include a slow transition, hybridity, and identities negotiated on the center-periphery axis.

Cut Off: What Does the Economic Blockade of the Separatist Territories Mean for Ukraine?

Ten months have passed since Ukraine imposed a full economic blockade of the part of the Donbas under Russian and separatist control. What has it meant for Ukraine’s economy and for the prospects of the territories’ economic and social reintegration?

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: Implications and Consequences

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel carries profound consequences for U.S. policy, relations with the Arab world, the international community, and the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

In this conversation, three veteran observers and analysts of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli arena interpret the change in U.S. policy and its consequences for the region.


Parsing President Trump’s Jerusalem Move

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has elicited responses ranging from applause to warnings of war. Wilson Center President Jane Harman and Middle East Program Director Aaron David Miller offered two different perspectives on an issue whose ramifications will be felt for years to come.

President Trump Was “Right to Push”

Jane Harman on BBC

Ethiopia-South Sudan Cross-Border Conflicts

Africa Program Southern Voices scholar, Tasew Tafese Gashaw’s work focuses on conflict resolution and peacebuilding related to cross-border intergroup conflicts. He describes efforts to resolve ongoing conflicts along the borders of Ethiopia and South Sudan in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.



An American Journalist Looks Back: Sadat, Begin, and the Palestinians, The Gamble That Helped Spawn a 40-Year Peace

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) and Prime Minister Menachem Begin in serious talks at the King David Hotel dinner in Jerusalem, 1977. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Government of Israel.

Donbas, Pandora’s Box: Shortcomings of the Proxy War Approach

On Friday, November 24, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR), resigned “due to health issues,” and Leonid Pasechnik, the “state security minister,” took over.