Category Archive: Peacebuilding

Lebanon: limiting the spillover from Syria

How is Lebanon affected by the Syrian war? And what can International Alert do to try and limit the spillover effects? Dan Smith (Secretary General of International Alert) explains. On September 13th, Dan Smith… Continue reading

Irene Khan on Afghanistan

Has the international community prioritized peace and stability over justice in Afghanistan? Despite massive international efforts, both peace and justice have remained elusive for large parts of the Afghan population. Irene Khan argues that the… Continue reading

Kaldor on problems of peacebuilding

The record of UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding knows some devastating failures (Somalia, Srebrenica, Rwanda). In 2005, UNSG Kofi Annan acknowledged in ‘In Larger Freedom‘ that “roughly half of all countries that emerge from… Continue reading