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Conflict Management and Mediation

494_conflict_managementThe conflict management and mediation project is one of the core projects at ISDP and has been in place since its creation. The main aim is to develop today's existing methods, and instruments for conflict management and prevention but also to transfer knowledge in forms of teaching and workshops. The project aims at increasing the confidence in- and understanding of conflict management and conflict prevention in the military establishment, political elite, and research community. Research projects have been established with primarily policy institutions all around Asia.

This project puts a large emphasis on the implementation of our practical findings. Since the project bridges the gap between policy and practitioners, it allows for a continuous implementation and testing of the relevant practical findings. In other words, the models of conflict management and prevention are developed for the real-world in a real-world context. To make this possible the research and training has been done in cooperation with a large variety of partner institutions all over Asia and the Caucasus.

This project is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. From 2006 onwards, a specific project on the South Caucasus has been funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with additional funding from the Folke Bernadotte Academy.


Building Capacity in Conflict Management PDF Print Email
Issues

Many areas across the globe experience violent conflict. This can range from minor armed insurgency groups to all out wars. Many of these states in question lie at different levels of governance, from pseudo-democracies to totalitarian regimes, to progressing democracies. The development of these state and the existence of conflict is not only a question of national security, but also of regional stability. Therefore the main purpose of this project is to assist in creating a foundation for conflict management throughout the globe, with particular emphasis on the Caucasus and Asia.

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Conflict and Crisis Management in East Asia PDF Print Email
Projects

East Asia has emerged as one of the most important regions in the world economy, but at the same time, it is also perceived to be one of the greatest threats to international security. East Asia is the most militarized region in the world, and there exists a high level of intra-regional distrust. Furthermore, in the wake of the economic, social and environmental transformations of recent decades, non-traditional threats have also risen, necessitating more complex approaches to regional security. Therefore, governments in the region face the challenge of dealing with a variety of emerging crises, both military and civilian.

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Conflict Management and Ethnic Relations in the South Caucasus PDF Print Email
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Since independence, the South Caucasus region has suffered greatly from instability and economic hardships, largely as a consequence of ethnopolitical conflicts raging in the early 1990s. A deeply rooted legacy of defining national identity on the basis of ethnic, rather than civic, belonging has continued to breed tensions between ethnic groups in the region and has complicated the governments’ relationship with national minorities.

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Publications on Conflict Management and Mediation

Ramses Amer
The South China Sea: Challenge for ASEAN
POLICY BRIEF, No. 150, March 31, 2014 Webpage Link
Ramses Amer
China and Vietnam: Managing Tensions in Troubled Waters
POLICY BRIEF, No. 141, January 21, 2014 Webpage Link
Elliot Brennan
Nationalist Sentiments Run High in Asian Territorial Disputes
POLICY BRIEF, No. 98, August 22, 2012 Webpage Link
Bert Edström
From Carrots to Sticks: Japanese Sanctions Towards the DPRK
ASIA PAPER, August 2012, pp. 65 Webpage Link
Bert Edström
Troubled Encounter: Japan–DPRK Non-Relations
ASIA PAPER, June 2012, pp. 89 Webpage Link
Natalie Verständig
Israel-Palestine: New Leadership Needed
POLICY BRIEF, No. 93, April 25, 2012 Webpage Link
Nazery Khalid
A New Divide in the South China Sea
POLICY BRIEF, No. 92, April 18, 2012, pp. 4 Webpage Link
Jiao Liang
China’s Rising Military Power & Its Implications
ASIA PAPER, March 2012, pp. 23 Webpage Link
Elliot Brennan
The South China Sea: Resetting the Chessboard (in Chinese)
COMMENTARY, Thinktank Observer, March 2012 Webpage Link
Natalie Verständig
Policy Options in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
POLICY BRIEF, No. 89, February 29, 2012 Webpage Link
Elliot Brennan
The South China Sea: Resetting the Chessboard
POLICY BRIEF, No. 88, February 22, 2012 Webpage Link
Christopher O´ Hara, Niels Selling
Myanmar’s Ethnic Insurgents: UWSA, KNU and KIO
ASIA PAPER, February 2012, pp. 55 Webpage Link
Sangsoo Lee, Stina Bergman
Future Prospects for the Six-Party Talks
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 79, November 09, 2011 Webpage Link
Elliot Brennan, Bert Edström
Rare Earth Elements: The Next Oil
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 78, October 19, 2011 Webpage Link
Kyaw Moe Tun
Towards a Peaceful Settlement of the Preah Vihear Temple Dispute
ASIA PAPER, October 2011, pp. 49 Webpage Link

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