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? This book is the first of its kind to thoroughly explore 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. Surveying the existing academic debate on incentives and peace conditionality, the author first identifies the gaps between theory and the needs of third party mediators and facilitators. Analysing in depth the negotiation processes in Sri Lanka (Eelam), Indonesia (Aceh), and the Philippines (Mindanao) as case studies, policy tools likely to be most effective are then identified and policy recommendations developed. This book is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.
The Belt and Road Initiative 一 带 一 路
The Belt and Road Initiative is an incredibly ambitious plan that may potentially re-shape global trade. The ‘Belt’ aims to connect Chinese trade and production to Europe through Central Asia. […]
9th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference Report, “Cyber Security: Identifying Threats and Charting a Common Defense”
The 9th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference was held in Stockholm on May 24, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference was Cybersecurity: Identifying Threats and Charting a Common Defense. We are […]
Peace, Alliance, and Inclusivity: Ending Conflict in Myanmar
Min Zaw Oo and Elliot Brennan take a look at Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Modi’s growth push casts shadow on chances of long-term success
At the time when India is becoming the rotating presiding country of the BRICS group, the myth that India’s economy has successfully caught up with China’s also resonates. Indeed, behind […]
Financing War or Facilitating Peace? The Impact of Rebel Drug Trafficking on Peace Negotiations in Colombia and Myanmar
Rebel involvement in drug trafficking is broadly found to prolong and intensify civil wars. Being an illicit good with strong demand, high profit margins, limited barriers to entry, and few […]
Hydropower and Social Conflict in Vietnam: Lessons for Myanmar
Harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower, while essential for the country’s development, has significant potential to stir social unrest in ethnic states. Trang Do and Elliot Brennan argue that Vietnam’s experience in this […]