Peace operations and conflict management

MONUC240x160.jpgPeace operations and conflict management have been core elements of the work of the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme since the end of the cold war. Currently, the work of the peace operations and conflict management team consists of four main pillars: (a) peace operations data and trends; (b) the new geopolitics of peace operations; (c) evaluation and lessons learned; and (d) consultancies regarding topical issues in the field.

latest publication
NGP Final Report coverThe Future Peace Operations Landscape:
Voices from stakeholders around the globe
by Jaïr van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov


The final report of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations initiative aims to provide insights into the views of major troop- and police-contributing countries (TCC/PCCs) and emerging powers in the different regions on the main future challenges to international peace and security; interpretations of relevant norms and concepts in peace operations; the main objectives for participation in peace operations; organizations' capacities and legitimacy to address the regional and global challenges of conflict; and the challenges to peace operations.

Download the report or read more about the series of workshops that informed the report's findings.
recent EVENTS
14–16 April 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam

Eighth Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from South East Asia to discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

7–9 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Seventh Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from Europe and North America discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

17–18 March 2014, Amman, Jordan

Sixth Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from the Middle East to discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

4 March 2014, New York, NY

Panel Discussion

Organized in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung foundation, this event will bring together the New York expert community to discuss the preliminary finding of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations project .








RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Peace operations in a multipolar world: a surprising consensus 

Jair van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov
SIPRI Essay
Sep. 2014


The preliminary findings of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative point to more cooperation and consensus in a multipolar world than it appear in the international debate.

The consensus on Mali and international conflict management in a multipolar world

Xenia Avezov and Timo Smit
SIPRI Policy Brief
Sep. 2014

The transition towards multipolarity in the international system has concerned many observers in recent years. This is based partly on the assumption that multipolarity will create competition rather than cooperation as international actors promote or object to intervention in conflicts based on their own geostrategic, economic or political interests.

Peacekeepers at risk: the lethality of peace operations

Jaïr van der Lijn and Jane Dundon
SIPRI Policy Brief
Feb. 2014

Western countries often use the danger of deploying to UN peacekeeping operations and to missions in Africa as a justification for not doing so. However, this Policy Brief finds that NATO and ad hoc operations are more dangerous than UN peacekeeping operations, and that deploying in Central and South Asia and the Middle East is more dangerous than in Africa.


 
Staff

Jair van der Lijn, Senior Researcher, biography

Xenia Avezov, Researcher, biography

Timo Smit, Research Assistantbiography