Conflict Dynamics International works to prevent and resolve violent conflict between and within states and to alleviate human suffering resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.

November 2016

November Edition of the Peace Pulse

The Peace Pulse is a monthly digest that seeks to inform readers about recent debates and scholarship related to peacebuilding and governance, as well as research on Conflict Dynamics’ peacebuilding contexts: Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria. The purpose of the digest is to give a quick snapshot of the spectrum of subjects that have been debated or written about in recent months.

November edition of the Peace Pulse

October 2016

October Edition of the Peace Pulse

After a summer hiatus, the Peace Pulse is back! This month’s digest includes select articles from the summer as well as the fall.

The Peace Pulse seeks to inform readers about recent debates and scholarship related to peacebuilding and governance, as well as research on Conflict Dynamics’ peacebuilding contexts: Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria. The purpose of the digest is to give a quick snapshot of the spectrum of subjects that have been debated or written about in recent months.

October edition of the Peace Pulse

May 2016

Conflict Dynamics’ Side Event at the World Humanitarian Summit

Conflict Dynamics International, Global Public Policy Institute, and Humanitarian Outcomes co-hosted a Side Event at the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (May 23-24, 2016). The event, “What works? Improving access and assistance in conflict settings” aimed to deepen understanding of the impact of insecurity on humanitarian access and assistance in conflict settings, and present a structured approach to improving humanitarian access in these settings.

What works? Improving access and assistance in conflict settings

January 2016

Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications

Conflict Dynamics International is pleased to present Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications, the first in our series of ‘Access Briefs’ providing topical guidance on policy and practice to humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to secure and sustain humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. This Access Brief explores some of the opportunities and challenges of applying technologies to improve access, encouraging practitioners to apply technologies in a manner that is firmly rooted in the core humanitarian principles, committed to sound analysis, creative in generating options, and persistent in working through dilemmas.

Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications

January 2016

Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace

Conflict Dynamics is pleased to announce the publication of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace, a joint publication by swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International, and FarikBeirut.net and commissioned by Finn Church Aid. Based on over 140 interviews conducted inside Syria, this study sheds light on how local actors – from community leaders to women’s initiatives – understand the conflict and their efforts to bring it to an end. While these local peacebuilders are critical for any future peace process, they have received far too little attention, and this report draws on their experiences to highlight the opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding in Syria.

Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace