On 8 January, the United States terminated the Temporary Protected Status for El Salvadorans living in the country, affecting nearly 200,000 people. Hector Barrios assess the economic risks this poses for the country's peace and stability. Read more »

19 January 2018

International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) published a new report about violence and displacement in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It describes how attacks by a militia were followed by abusive military operations and mass killings by a pro-government militia, causing the death and displacement of hundreds of thousands. Read more »

18 January 2018

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding are launching a new effort to support local peacebuilding in the US. Read more »


Knowledge Transformation: what can we learn from peacebuilding?

The fields of knowledge management and peacebuilding have a lot in common. Eva Steketee asks, what happens when we look at management as transformation, what can we learn about process, not just the outcome. Read more »

09 February 2018

February 2018

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features articles on aid localisation, perceptions of UN peacekeeping, and more. Read more »

01 February 2018

Changing male attitudes in the Middle East and the world: what does it take?

Social expectations about masculinity both shape and are shaped by conflict. A programme being run in Lebanon creates safe spaces where young men can think critically to challenge harmful ideas and redefine masculinity in order to create a more socially just and equal world. Read more »

11 January 2018

Building an organic dialogue process in Kashmir

A new round of dialogue and political engagement has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite some boycotts, a large number of stakeholders are involved. This process is taking place at a time of broader tensions in Kashmir Valley where an increasingly radicalised youth and active terrorism threatens to spiral the situation out of control. In this context, can an organic dialogue take root? Read more »

05 January 2018

The Southern Cameroon crisis: bridging the middle ground

There is an ongoing crisis in Cameroon. Thousands have fled the English-speaking areas of the country because of violence and unrest, and many are calling for an independent state. What has the government done to alleviate this situation, and does it go far enough? Read more »

22 December 2017

Coping with trans-generational trauma: a key feature of peacebuilding work in Rwanda

Within a 100-day span in the spring and summer of 1994 the Rwandan genocide claimed the lives of more than 800,000 Tutsis and their sympathisers. A generation has since past yet Rwandans, old and young alike, are continuing to experience post-genocide trauma. Why is this the case and what can be done to counter this enduring trauma? Read more »

21 December 2017

President Koroma’s sacking of former Vice President was Illegal, says ECOWAS Regional Court

The ECOWAS Regional Court of Justice has ruled that the sacking of former Sierra Leone Vice President, Samuel Sam-Sumana, was illegal and has ordered the Sierra Leonean government to pay reparations. The government, on its end, has chosen not to recognise the ruling. What does this mean for Sierra Leone's fledgling democracy? Read more »

15 December 2017

December 2017

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features articles local mediation in CAR, localisation of aid, and more. Read more »

11 December 2017

Invisible scars? Mental health provision in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is amongst the poorest countries in the world with alarming cases of mental health problems, worsened by events like the recent devastating floods. With little knowledge about the conditions, and even less support, patients suffer greatly. But support in psychological first aid (PFA) is giving renewed hope to victims of the recent mudslide disaster in Freetown Read more »

08 December 2017

Understanding the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement: the Kroc Institute Report

It has been over a year since a peace agreement was signed between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government. What is the status report on its implementation? A newly released report from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies may provide the answer. Read more »

07 December 2017