Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

The Inter-Korean Summit: Flash Analysis

Jean H. Lee, Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy:

On the release of American detainees from North Korea:

A Brazilian Peacekeeping Model? Brazil and UN Peacekeeping

What is 'Evidence-Informed' Policymaking?

When a government’s policies don’t address a population’s problems, citizens can feel disillusioned about their future, breeding conflict within a society. Can effectively communicating evidence obtained through research to policymakers play a critical role in improving policymaking and peacebuilding in Africa? Southern Voices Network Scholar Diana Warira explains in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


Hate Speech and the Challenges of Post-Election Peacebuilding in Nigeria

On May 1, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an event entitled, “Hate Speech and the Challenges of Post-Election Peacebuilding in Nigeria.” Ms. Hayley Elszasz, Program Assistant at the Wilson Center Africa Program, gave introductory remarks. Ms. Hannah Beckett, Program Associate at the Africa Program, moderated the event. This discussion featured Dr.

When Trump Meets Kim

The long-simmering crisis between North Korea and the United States has reached a new, consequential phase. President Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a decisive moment in a struggle that has lasted since the United States first suspected North Korea of harboring nuclear ambitions in the 1980s. Regardless of how the summit may transpire, one thing is clear: this challenge, and the geopolitics of East Asia, will never be the same again.

Unsustainable Status Quo or a Costly Stability? The Increasing Risks of the Unresolved Conflict in Donbas

Since the conclusion of the Minsk II agreement in February 2015, the situation in eastern Ukraine has evolved into a seemingly permanent yet highly volatile state of “no peace, no war.” Set in the context of more fractious relations between Russia and the West, more entrenched divisions in Ukraine, and almost daily ceasefire violations, the conflict could yet again spiral out of control and prompt a resumption of high-intensity fighting in Ukraine or full-fledged military

Resetting Polish-Ukrainian Relations

Relations between Poland and Ukraine are at their lowest point since 1991. The current impasse is deeply connected both to the narrative of victimhood common among post-Soviet states and to Ukraine and Poland individually objecting to certain exclusionary policies the other has crafted. The policies, the objections, and failure to reach common ground seem additionally amplified to serve domestic political purposes.

Syria and the Outside Powers: What They Want and Can They Have It?

The Syrian civil war is many overlapping conflicts, including the competition and cooperation among outside powers vying to protect their interests, often at the expense of Syria’s sovereignty. What are Russian, Iranian, Turkish, Israeli, and American objectives in Syria, and can they achieve them? Four analysts of Syria and the region addressed the issue of outside powers and the future of the country.

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Aaron David Miller