In high-risk countries, an increase in weapons imports can significantly increase the likelihood that armed conflict will break out.
U.S. troops now hold a direct role in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, diverging from previous statements from the Pentagon and Trump administration claiming U.S. support was limited to arms sales, aircraft refueling, logistics, and intelligence.
High levels of mineral reserves are a contributing factor in the 20+ year violent conflict in the Congo. Peace Science shows the link between natural resources and conflict, and how government income from natural resources can lead to more deadly, longer lasting, conflict.
Civil resistance— in particular, the creation of peace territories— can be used to resist not only authoritarian regimes but also violence itself.
Sanctions research and policy focus on states, giving little attention to challenges of targeting non-state armed actors, making sanctions less effective.
The following analysis is from Volume 1, Issue 5 of the Peace Science
￼ What makes some engage in violent activity against their government while others choose nonviolent methods? Are would-be actors influenced
Do certain types of mediators hold characteristics that enable them to be more effective during peace negotiations, thus leading to
Past research has shown that poverty and conflict are intertwined. In this study, Braithwaite and colleagues suggest a more permanent