policy: Conflict

Do donors respond to the ebbs and flows of a peace process or is their behavior motivated by other factors that are exogenous to events within the conflict-torn country?
To what extent does the promotion of intra-regional trade help reduce conflicts in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
What are the political orders put in place by rebel movements and how do they influence the post-war state formation?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
How do emotions and cultural differences affect communication in multi-linguistic negotiations?