Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2016-17

Feb 10, 2016
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.

Colombia: Its Transformation and Future Challenges

Feb 04, 2016
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ first public event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Missing From Geneva Talks: A Process That Could Lead to Peace in Syria

Feb 03, 2016
Peace conferences are usually good for two things: starting a credible process or ending one. What’s happening in Geneva, ostensibly aimed at stopping the conflict in Syria, lacks sufficient buy-in from key parties to produce either result writes Aaron David Miller.

A U.S. Blueprint for Syria

Jan 27, 2016
Why does Russia always seem to be a step ahead of the U.S. in Syria? The answer is simple: Moscow knows exactly what it wants.

US Hostages Released From Iran

Jan 19, 2016
Haleh Esfandiari, a former political prisoner herself, talks about Iran’s release of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other Americans as part of a prisoner swap with the US.

Release of U.S. Sailors Is a Win for Rouhani and Iran’s Moderates

Jan 14, 2016
The prompt release of the 10 U.S. Navy personnel captured Tuesday by Iran’s military shows that, finally, more sensible counsels are prevailing in Tehran, write Haleh Esfandiari and Robert Litwak.

With Russia, Belligerence Is Easy, Peacemaking Is Tough

Nov 30, 2015
"As long as Russia’s appetite for military force has been growing, Russia’s ability to use soft power, never large in the first place, has been diminishing," writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

Four Illusions About Syria That the U.S. Has to Abandon

Nov 13, 2015
"When it comes to the Middle East, giving up illusions is mandatory. As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for another round of talks with Russia, Iran, and Europeans on Syria’s future, here are several illusions the Obama administration must abandon," writes Aaron David Miller.

The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

Nov 09, 2015
"If this meeting is historic, it is for a different reason: it is a chance to say farewell to Ma, who will most likely be the last president elected in Taiwan who still has a “one-China” mentality. This meeting is a farewell to the old tradition and paradigm of cross-Strait relations," writes Zheng Wang.

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