Associated Research Fellow
Dr. Martina Klimes is an Associated Research Fellow at ISDP. Her main research focus is on conflict management, negotiation, and third party involvement. Martina’s recent book Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement (2016) focuses primarily on the effectiveness of aid conditionality and other external tools that third parties — from states and regional organizations to NGOs — bring to the table in peace negotiations.
Martina previously worked with the project on Conflict Management in Northeast Asia at ISDP and at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a joint transatlantic research and policy center. She was also in charge of the Institute’s external relations. Between 2011 and 2012 Martina was a Taiwan Fellow at the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University in Taipei. Further to that, Martina worked and conducted research in Singapore and southern Philippines (Muslim Mindanao). She has contributed to a number of policy outlets on conflict issues in East and Southeast Asia.
Martina currently works as an Advisor for Water and Peace at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) where she is responsible for the Water and Peace portfolio in addition to advising on SIWI’s activities in transboundary basins affected by water scarcity, political tensions, and armed violence. Martina holds a PhD degree in International Relations.
Link to the book: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9675
Publications by Martina Klimes
Special Issue: Water Diplomacy
What does diplomacy have to do with water? Is cooperation over transboundary surface and ground waters the exclusive domain of diplomats and foreign policy experts? Or mainly the purview of water […]
Water diplomacy: The intersect of science, policy and practice
In this editorial article, the authors summarize key messages on water diplomacy brought forward in the Special Issue: Water Diplomacy of the Journal of Hydrology. The authors have identified the […]
Water and Security in the Middle East – Opportunities and Challenges for Water Diplomacy
Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security provides the first comprehensive look at Middle East security issues that includes both traditional and emerging security threats. Our associated research fellow Martina Klimes, […]
Disaster Diplomacy for Asia and the Middle East
Over the last 25 years, the world has seen a rise in the frequency of natural disasters in rich and poor countries alike. Today, there are more people at risk […]
Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement
How can peace be brokered between warring sides in conflicts over self-determination and what roles do external third parties play? Martina Klimesova examines the question thoroughly in this book.
Empowering Tamil Women: Recovery in Post-conflict Sri Lanka
More than five years after the Sri Lankan government’s victory over the LTTE insurgency, billions of dollars have been invested in infrastructure development projects in war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka. However, […]
Peace plan – Political hurdles in the Mindanao peace process
The insurgent Moro Islamic Liberation Front faces political and economic challenges in implementing a peace plan for a new, autonomous political entity in Mindanao called Bangsamoro. Martina Klimesova examines why […]
Ticking clock – Prospects for lasting peace in southern Philippines
The Philippine government’s peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front insurgents opens a pathway to reconciliation. Martina Klimesova assesses the security and economic obstacles to a long-term resolution of […]
A Blue or Green Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
On January 14, 2012, the Taiwanese people will cast their votes in both legislative and presidential elections, choosing between a continuation of President Ma’s policy of rapprochement towards Beijing or […]
National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and […]