On 4–8 November Dr Jair van der Lijn (pictured, right) and Xenia Avezov of SIPRI's Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme attended the fourth set of regional dialogue meetings conducted as part of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations: A Dialogue with Emerging Powers project.
The meetings, held in in Astana, Kazakhstan and organized by SIPRI in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), brought together a range of leading experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations to discuss the future challenges of peace operations and the role that Central Asia will play in the global peacekeeping landscape.
On 7–8 November, van der Lijn and Avezov travelled to Moscow where they interviewed officials and experts about the Russian perspective on the future of peacekeeping with assistance from the Swedish Embassy in Moscow.
Finally, on 21–22 November van der Lijn and Avezov travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the fifth round of regional dialogue meetings to discuss the role that Africa will play in the global peacekeeping landscape.
Read more about SIPRI's New Geopolitics of Peace Operations project. Contact Jaïr van der Lijn or Xenia Avezov for more information.