A functioning and inclusive political settlement rather than institutional capacity narrowly conceived is necessary for building legitimacy across society for any new ‘post-conflict’ dispensation.
Ebola created mental barriers between contaminated and ‘clean’ regions that raised national security concerns. These barriers stripped people of their identity – they became viruses themselves – and of their social ties, keeping families and communities apart.
Behind well-established and fixed peacebuilding ‘models’ there always lies the danger of normativity and of a lack of flexibility. Rather than a model, it seems much more promising to foreground a frame within which to design more reflexive, adaptative and respectful peacebuilding strategies.
State-centric frameworks are problematic in building strong and just institutions in war-torn societies.
Building back better requires integrated approaches that address the impacts of COVID-19 across sectors, including health, environment, climate and urban planning.
For understandable reasons, we often focus on immediate problems. But we risk overlooking important parts of the evidential trail if we do not try to understand the long-term processes that account for present-day circumstances.
Peacebuilding requires long-term and sustained efforts at all levels, and in some cases may have been complicated by the ways in which armed groups have strengthened their position through their response to the pandemic.
Despite rapid intervention and a high level of community engagement, the scale of the damage suffered by the city of Beirut goes beyond the scope of the humanitarian response.
The dysfunction of the US health care system, dramatized during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is a strong indicator of a failed state.
Armed non-state actors (ANSAs) are today’s new front lines of global peace and security. To deal with this, we will need political rather than military solutions. And we will need greater international cooperation – not another Cold War.
Quarterly journal on the politics, foreign policy and socio-political dynamics of contemporary China
Quarterly journal on the international relations and international political economy of South-East Asia
Quarterly journal investigating the extended concept of security and the human dimension of conflict
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