The EU’s Capabilities for Conflict Prevention


The idea of the EU as a peace process is an important strand in the EU’s identity in dealing with the rest of the world, and the European Council has declared that conflict prevention is a primary objective of the EU’s external action.

UN peacekeeping under new leadership


In January 2017, a new Secretary-General, António Guterres, assumed office. There are several challenges that the he will have to address in the area of peacekeeping operations over his five-year term.

The Case for Locally Led Peacebuilding


To improve the capacity of European governments, foundations, and civil society organizations (CSOs) to prevent, maintain, and build peace, support for locally led peacebuilding is vital.