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conflict prevention

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North Korea: Possible scenarios

As the international community tries to resolve the current crisis, analysts have identified a number of possible scenarios. Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace

Written by Alina Dobreva with Philipp Wegner, The EU contributes to the prevention of emerging crises and to an effective response to existing ones through the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), launched in 2014. The instrument provides funds for conflict prevention, ensuring capacity and preparedness to address pre- and post-crisis situations and peacebuilding. … Continue reading

Minsk peace agreement: still to be consolidated on the ground

Written by Naja Bentzen and Evarts Anosovs On 12 February, after more than 16 hours of negotiations in Minsk, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine also signed the deal, which includes a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, to begin … Continue reading

Who wants to arm Ukraine?

Written by Naja Bentzen Against the backdrop of the intensifying conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s calls for defensive military assistance are becoming increasingly urgent. Ahead of the peace talks in Minsk on 11 February, where Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany plan to negotiate a peace deal after months of fighting, fears of an escalation of … Continue reading

The g7+ group of fragile states

The g7+ is an association of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined forces to share experiences and promote a new development framework based on five peace-building and state-building goals. The group brings together: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Papua … Continue reading

Security situation in Sinai

Following the ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, attacks by Jihadist militias against the Egyptian army in the Sinai peninsula have risen dramatically. The international community and the EU have condemned these attacks. Military actions have intensified but democracy will need to be restored quickly in Egypt, in order to prevent … Continue reading

Colombia: new momentum for peace?

In autumn 2012, Colombia’s government and the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) started direct peace negotiations, in an attempt to put an end to the 50-year old conflict, which has had over 5 million victims to date (assassi­nations, kidnappings, displaced persons and refugees, etc.). Despite a history of failed negotiations with FARC, a … Continue reading

China’s role in UN peacekeeping operations

China started in the early 1990s, after a period of non-involvement in the United Nations, to become one of the major contributors to UN peacekeeping operations. As of 31 December 2012, a total of 1 869 Chinese peacekeepers were participating in nine UN operations around the world. As its strength increases, China wishes to assume more … Continue reading

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