Institutions for Peace

To overcome war and violent conflicts, building and strengthening institutions for peace is crucial. This includes power-sharing governments, security sector reform and other processes. We investigate these and pay equal attention to institutions and processes that may obstruct peace.

Institutions for Peace

  • Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023


    Providing a conceptual framework in which different ideas of peace can be highlighted and their differences analysed in order to be able to formulate concrete proposals for peacebuilding is at the heart of this project. The concept is based on three elements whose meaning crosses historical and cultural boundaries: physical integrity, individual and collective human rights, and constructive conflict transformation.
    FES, 2021-2023

    Kristina Birke Daniels

    Katharina Wegner

    Nina Netzer

    SWP Comment | 05/2023

    Stopping the War in Sudan: Civilian Actors, not Just the Parties to the Conflict, Should Lead the Peace Negotiations

    In this policy paper, GIGA researcher Hager Ali and SWP researcher Gerrit Kurtz, argue that civilian actors formed a broad anti-war coalition that should set the tone for peace talks from the very beginning.

    SWP Aktuell | 05/2023

    Den Krieg in Sudan stoppen. Zivile Akteure, nicht allein die Konfliktparteien, sollten die Friedensverhandlungen führen

    In Sudan kämpfen die wichtigsten Sicherheitskräfte des Landes gegeneinander. Eine
    schnelle militärische Entscheidung ist angesichts des relativ ausgeglichenen Kräfteverhältnisses zwischen den Sudanesischen Streitkräften (SAF) und den Rapid Support Forces (RSF) nicht zu erwarten. Durch dieses strategische Patt sind die Chancen auf eine erfolgreiche Vermittlung nicht ausweglos.

    Small Wars and Insurgencies | 2023

    Rebel Governance or Governance in Rebel Territory? Extraction and Services in Ndélé, Central African Republic

    Rebel governance assumes a symbiotic relationship between coercion and public goods provision. However, in the rebel-held town of Ndélé, Central African Republic, we find that governance happens in rebel-held territory, but rarely by rebels.

    Anne-Clémence Le Noan

    WDR Cosmo | Interview | 14/09/2023

    Live-Interview zur politischen Lage in Libyen nach der Flut in Derna

    Nach den schweren Überschwemmungen in Libyen macht sich neben der Verzweiflung auch Wut breit. Der Vorwurf: Korruption, Machtkämpfe und Nachlässigkeit hätten das Unglück erst möglich gemacht. GIGA-Forscherin Hager Ali spricht über die politische Lage in Libyen nach der Flut in Derna. 

    Folke Bernadotte Academy - Swedish Government Agency for Peace, Security, and Development | 03/05/2023

    Al-Burhan Versus Dagalo: The Structural Origins of the Sudan Crisis

    Organiser: Folke Bernadotte Academy - Swedish Government Agency for Peace, Security, and Development Hager Ali (Consultant)

    In this guest presentation on the Sudan Crisis, GIGA Researcher Hager Ali unpacks the structural origins of the power struggle between Abdelfattah Al-Burhan and Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo.


    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

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