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New Nordic Peace – Nordic Peace and Conflict Resolution Efforts

The report “New Nordic Peace: Nordic Peace and Conflict Resolution Efforts” was published on 9 April 2019. Besides noting the growing interest of Nordic countries for mutual co-operation and strengthening Nordic Peace brand,  the Report also highlights two areas where the Nordic countries could work more closely together. One of the areas being  Women, peace and Read More

UN Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order – conversation with Cedric de Coning

International day of UN peacekeepers, 29 May, was celebrated this year under the banner “Protecting Civilians, Protecting Peace”, and last year the Secretary-General launched a new initiative “Action for Peacekeeping” or A4P through which he called on Security Council and Member States to renew their shared commitment to collective engagement with UN peacekeeping. Opinion Peace talked Read More

‘What is Arctic Security?’

In the past few months, the topic of Arctic security has become more visible in the wake of American debates about increased Russian and Chinese economic and strategic activities in the circumpolar north. After a difficult Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council this month in Rovaniemi, we had the pleasure to talk with Gunhild Hoogensen Read More

Quality Peace – conversation with Peter Wallensteen

        Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor, former Director and founder of the Department for Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He has been the founder and director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) for many years, held the Dag Hammarskjöld Professorship of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University (1985-2012) and has published extensively on Read More

The Ukrainian Conflict: Prospects for Peace? – conversation with Volodomyr Dubovyk

This episode features Volodymyr Dubovyk, Director of the Center for International Studies, Odessa Mechnikov University, whom we asked what are the chances for peaceful resolution of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.   Volodymyr Dubovyk is the Director of the Center for International Studies, Odessa Mechnikov University. His research interests include: U.S. – Ukraine relations; U.S. foreign policy (theory, Read More

Feminist Peace Research – conversation with Annick Wibben

With this episode we are opening our Debating Peace (Studies) Series The first episode in this Series  features Professor Annick Wibben, whom we asked what are the themes that emerge through feminist engagement with peace studies. We used her most recent article “Collective Discussion: Piecing-Up Feminist Peace Research”  to discuss what is  critical feminist peace research and how Read More

Closing the Books on 2018

Pilot episode of Opinion Peace Podcast “Closing the Books on 2018”       In conversation with Christine Smith-Simonsen, Director of the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Professor of Critical Peace Studies at the Centre for Peace Studies, and Deatra Walsh Professor of Methodology at the CPS, at the Women and Gender Research Read More