Peace operations and conflict management
latest publicationThe 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.
14–16 April 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam
Eighth Regional DialogueThis 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 DialogueThis 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 DialogueThis 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
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 .
Peace operations in a multipolar world: a surprising consensus
Jair van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov
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.
SIPRI Policy Brief
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.
SIPRI Policy Brief
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.