Security

​​​​What does it mean to be secure in today’s world? The Security research group focuses on the changing landscape of security actors (state and non-state, the European Union, NATO, United Nations) and practices, aiming to recast and develop the concept of security through new approaches and methodologies.

05/05/2022
New Case Brief: The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)

​This new FAIR case brief by Eli Stamnes and Cedric de Coning focuses on the peace negotiations resulting in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), finalized in September 2018.

20/04/2022
New Horizon Europe Project at PRIO on Security Research

​A collaborative project in which PRIO participates has been awarded a large grant from the European Union's Horizon Europe programme.

12/04/2022
New Case Brief: Controversies of Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process: The Balancing Act of Introducing New Norms and Gaining Popular Support

​This new FAIR case brief by Isabel Bramsen argues that inclusion is in fact a controversial issue with several dilemmas in relation to peace processes.

07/04/2022
New Case Brief: Ethical Issues and Controversies in the Astana Process: Questioning Representation and Ownership

​This new FAIR case brief by Zenonas Tziarras focuses on how the Astana process became central to the peace efforts regarding the Syria conflict after 2017, but it has been heavily influenced by the interests and positions of its three sponsors or guarantor powers: Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

24/02/2022
Ukraine: PRIO Expertise

​The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.

09/02/2022
New Case Brief: The Role of Civil Society in Peace Processes – A Case Study of Guatemala: Ethical Reflections

​The new case brief by Wenche Iren Hauge examines the Guatemalan peace process from 1990 to 1996 as an early example of the inclusion of civil society in a negotiation process. 

The Guatemalan case is an important illustration of the challenge in having to prioritize between different norms in a peace process – and in this case, ending violence came before important implications of inclusivity on other issues on the negotiation agenda.

25/01/2022
New Case Brief: Excluded Palestinians: Mediator Gatekeeping in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

​This new case brief by Jørgen Jensehaugen examines the dilemma of  inclusion/exclusion, which is one of many central problems in Arab–Israeli peacemaking, by using three instances of international mediated involvement in the conflict to highlight how mediation gatekeeping has served to exclude Palestinians, either as a people, as a political unit, or as a spoiler group.

01/01/2022
New Case Brief: Malian Women’s Participation in the Algiers Negotiations

​This FAIR case brief focuses on Malian women's participation in the Algiers negotiations in 2014­–2015. It shows how there were stark differences in perceptions of fairness when it came to women's participation among the different actors involved, including relatively strong resistance to women's participation from the international mediation team and the conflict parties in Algiers.

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