Post-Conflict

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The disjuncture between kinetic elements of American COIN doctrine and the nation-building mission inherent to ‘new’ conflicts lies at the root of ongoing difficulties.

The Just War Tradition and Utopian Political Thought

The Just War Tradition and Utopian Political Thought

War is neither humane nor inhumane; it is merely human, and to elevate the phenomenon to a humane altitude is a utopian project beyond mankind’s present reach.

The Economy is Organic: Reclaiming the Post-Crisis Development Agenda

The Economy is Organic: Reclaiming the Post-Crisis Development Agenda

To correctly assess contemporary reevaluations of development theory, we must understand its origins and their effect on how the global community views development today.

Coping with the Legacy of the Civil War in El Salvador

Coping with the Legacy of the Civil War in El Salvador

The Commission on the Truth for El Salvador partly failed but has also reached significant successes.

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

The practice of rebuilding ‘failed’ or ‘failing’ states is ethically problematic. It overlooks human security and is too focused on Western institutional standards.

The Good Friday Agreement: Legislative Provisions Towards Peace

The Good Friday Agreement: Legislative Provisions Towards Peace

Through power-sharing arrangements, ratification of human rights principles, and military decommissioning, the Good Friday Agreement paved the way for lasting stability.

Does Self-Determination Entail an Automatic Right to Secession?

Does Self-Determination Entail an Automatic Right to Secession?

Despite being a well-established norm, self-determination, outside the decolonisation context, has been largely sacrificed in favor of territorial integrity.

Ethnic Reintegration in Post-Conflict Development Strategies

Ethnic Reintegration in Post-Conflict Development Strategies

Encouraging apolitical activities focused around the common concerns of communities holds great potential to foster reconciliation in post-atrocity contexts.

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Pursuing democratic principles, if they are driven by commitment to mediating values, has great potential to contribute to the success of post-conflict transitions.

The Arts as Healing Power in Transitional Justice

The Arts as Healing Power in Transitional Justice

The arts may hold healing power in transitioning societies, as they provide a means for survivors of atrocities to deal with the past and tell their stories in a creative way.

Accountability vs Stability? Assessing the ICC’s Intervention In Kenya

Accountability vs Stability? Assessing the ICC’s Intervention In Kenya

The ICC’s involvement in Kenya suggests that accountability efforts are compatible with reconciliation and stabilization efforts in the wake of massive human rights abuses.

Discourse Ethics and Third-Party Mediation

Discourse Ethics and Third-Party Mediation

Using Habermasian theory as a guideline for mediation practice in the field of conflict resolution enriches the work of the peace builder and can dismantle the criticism that mediation is a tool of Western imperialism.