The role of mediators in armed conflicts is becoming increasingly difficult. With many of today’s conflicts taking place in murky contexts of non-conventional violence, where the state is weak and multiple armed groups operate with diverse agendas, mediators are faced with many challenges.
De wereld doet zich in toenemende mate kennen als een fusie van multilaterale en multipolaire scenario's. Aldus constateert de jaarlijkse studie van Clingendael over de huidige en toekomstige ontwikkelingen in de wereld.
Improving the security and justice context is essential to a successful transition to peace and stability in South Sudan and to the realisation of the objectives of South Sudan’s struggle for independence. This paper focuses on how, and to what effect, the international community supported security and justice initiatives in South Sudan and makes suggestions for future improvements.
Increased attention for job creation, private sector development and illicit financial flows in fragile contexts has rekindled policy interest in the phenomenon of economic informality. Yet, conventional responses to informal economies may not be suitable for fragile situations due to the particular challenges posed by the dynamics of fragility and conflict.
The volume brings an innovative perspective to European Union engagement in peace operations, combining theoretical reflection with the analysis of empirical case studies that illustrate not only the EU's action in the framework of its Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).