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Latest journal article on Relational Peace out now

A new contribution to the field of varieties of peace has been recently published in International Studies Review. The article "Friends, Fellows and Foes: A New Framework for Studying Relational Peace" is authored by Varieties of Peace members Johanna Söderström, Malin Åkebo and Anna Jarstad. This contribution delves into the concept of relational peace as a new approach in order to expand the current theoretical frameworks surrounding peace as a concept, highlighting its methodological implications and addressing its advantages. It shows how peace and war can coexist in webs of multiple interactions and how actors understand this relationships, as a way of studying varieties of peace. The p

New varieties of peace special issue on Indonesian Quarterly

Indonesian Quarterly has recently published a special issue on “Varieties of Peace in Asia”, guest edited by Elisabeth Olivius and Veronica Strandh. The issue contains contributions on ASEAN’s adoption of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda by Fitriani, on peace and the protection of minority rights by Benjamin Pwee, and on the prevention of Ethnic conflict in West Kalimantan by Asmawitha Fithri. Together, these pieces of research highlights how notions of peace, as well as institutions, practices and relationships that can foster peace, are shaped by and need to be anchored in their specific context of implementation. All three articles show that the experience of peace differs between peo

Åkebo: "the UN's call for a global ceasefire in the wake of COVID-19 can create peace opportunities"

Varieties of Peace founding member Malin Åkebo was featured on the Swedish-language online magazine Mänsklig Säkerhet (Human Security) with an analysis on the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres's request for a global ceasefire in order to facilitate the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Åkebo delves into how this can open the door to lasting peace in countries like Sudan, Yemen, Syria, the Philippines and Colombia. The full analysis (in Swedish) can be accessed here.

Join EADI's Myanmar webinars on 17 and 22 June

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) will host two webinars on contemporary Myanmar during the month of June, where Varieties of Peace member Elisabeth Olivius will present her research. The topics covered will be the following: Gender and development in Myanmar (17th June, 16:00 CET) Prof Mala Htun and Dr Elisabeth Olivius ttps:// Land conflict in Myanmar (22nd June, 12:00 CET) Dr Stefan Bächtold and Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen. Registration for the web

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