Svensson, Isak & Magnus Lundgren (2015) Patterns of Peacemaking, Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
International mediation is a form of diplomatic intervention aimed at reaching negotiated solutions to armed conflict, political violence and international crises. Used by states, organizations, groups or individuals, mediation continues to be an important form of peacemaking. This brief outlines the major trends in international mediation, bringing attention to four different questions:
For each question, the brief identifies the relevant empirical trends and discusses their implications for policy.
Researcher, Uppsala University
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.