Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
The Wilson Center and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Apr 15, 2015
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. more
March 19, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe. more
Mar 12, 2015
Jan H. Kalicki analyzes the central role energy plays in the crisis in Ukraine, and the role it will continue to play for both Ukraine and Russia. more
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.
"Even if the second Minsk agreement falls through—and it likely will sometime this year—it stands a good chance of ending the fighting in Ukraine. Those who doubt that, because of how abruptly the first one collapsed, misinterpret the contexts in which the two agreements were made," writes Michael Kofman.
"The world confronts a radicalized version and vision of Islam that requires a military and political approach. This isn’t something that Washington can fix quickly or comprehensively. First and foremost, the Arab states and the Muslim world must own up to the radical extremists in their midst," writes Aaron David Miller.
The White House conference on violent extremism shouldn't "gloss over brutal attacks on minorities in the United States," says Michael Kugelman.
March 19, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe.
March 17, 2015 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
The Mexico Institute is pleased to host an event on U.S.-Mexico relations, security, and human rights, exploring the effects of U.S. policy, and Mexico's struggle against organized crime, on the security situation in the country.
March 17, 2015 // 8:45am — 5:30pm
The OSCE Security Days Conference, the first held outside of Vienna featured Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors, prominent leaders, and global policy makers on the current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security.
Jan H. Kalicki analyzes the central role energy plays in the crisis in Ukraine, and the role it will continue to play for both Ukraine and Russia.
This paper paper examines the security situation in the state of Guerrero, including the operation of drug trafficking organizations, and proposes possible solutions to the security crisis. This paper is a continuation of the series "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence."
Kateryna Smagliy, Director of Kennan Institute in Ukraine, examines the developing humanitarian crisis in the Donbas region.
"Our counter narrative against ISIL is what is going to win the day. If we don't win the argument, we, the coalition of forty, are never going to prevail against the extremists." says Jane Harman.
"I do think boots on the ground are necessary to achieve the mission... but the face of the boots on the ground ought to be a Muslim face from the region," says Jane Harman in this interview on Morning Joe.
"The reality is this: the fight against ISIS is going to be ongoing when Barak Obama leaves the White House. There is no Hollywood ending to this thing. It's not going to be quick, easy or cheap," says Aaron David Miller in this interview.
West Africa Program Director for the Transnational Crisis Project
Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Abdulkader Sinno is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a 2014-15 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2002, was a CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and a 2009 Carnegie Scholar....
M.A., University of Zurich
Adis Merdzanovic is a political scientist who has just finished his PhD thesis dedicated to "Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina" at the Departments for Political Science and Philosophy of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His research focuses on constitut...