Conflict Studies and Pluralism: a theoretical-practical approach to conflict resolution

The academic field of conflict studies is relatively young, although the practice of conflict resolution is as old as mankind. Integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines, conflict studies have formed by the broad foundation of interdisciplinary theory, research, and practice and from time to time, we need to update theoretical and practical concepts in this field.Continue reading “Conflict Studies and Pluralism: a theoretical-practical approach to conflict resolution”

Armed Conflict between Georgia and Russia

Case Studies of ‘EU Policies toward Peace Process The post-conflict peacebuilding between two major ethnicities – Abkhazians and Ossetians – with central authority of Georgia has a long history that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. This research tries to address the dynamic of frozen conflict and an unstable ceasefire in Georgia,Continue reading “Armed Conflict between Georgia and Russia”

Canadian impact on Conflict Resolution in MENA; based on Canada’s Middle East engagement strategy

This is not unfamiliar territory for Canada. Many of Canada’s recent foreign policy crises centre on the Middle East, such as major diplomatic disputes with Gulf states in 1979, 2010 and 2018. Within Canada bitter arguments regarding Israel-Palestine are commonplace and Canada’s decision not to support the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 was deeply contested, too.  So, this begs a question, “What is Canada’s foreignContinue reading “Canadian impact on Conflict Resolution in MENA; based on Canada’s Middle East engagement strategy”

Pluralistic Approaches toward Peacebuilding in the Caucasus

The Caucasus has emerged as one of the most important regions for peace and security in Central Eurasia. The Caucasus contains a set of protracted conflicts that threaten regional stability and risk overspill beyond the region. High levels of military spending and mutual hostility between countries of the region as a result of the protractedContinue reading “Pluralistic Approaches toward Peacebuilding in the Caucasus”

Human Rights and Peacebuilding: Difficulties of Activists

Preventing wars and massive human rights violations, and rebuilding societies in their aftermath, requires an approach that incorporates the perspectives of both human rights advocates and conflict resolution practitioners. This is easier to assert than to achieve. These two groups make different assumptions, apply different methodologies, and have different institutional constraints. As a result, theyContinue reading “Human Rights and Peacebuilding: Difficulties of Activists”

Nagorno-Karabakh and Iranian Public and Foreign Policy

The 2020 Karabakh War has had regional implications for neighboring countries, specifically on Iranian public and foreign policy. When the fighting began on the morning of September 27, 2020 along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, Iranian social media and public discourse began swirling as to what should Iranians’ position be in this nearby historical conflict.Continue reading “Nagorno-Karabakh and Iranian Public and Foreign Policy”

Climate change and its security risk among fragile states

This is true for a number of reasons, including: the high exposure of many fragile states to climate risks; their economic reliance on climate-dependent sectors (particularly rain-fed agriculture); and their histories of conflict, poverty and weak governance, which all serve to increase vulnerability to climate change. A failure to consider and address climate change and risks willContinue reading “Climate change and its security risk among fragile states”

Global Peace Index – Vision of Humanity

This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace,Continue reading “Global Peace Index – Vision of Humanity”