Archive | January, 2016

Why peacebuilding fails and what we can do about it

UN Photo JC McIlwaine

Although research demonstrates that peacekeeping missions, on balance, have a good track record, many of the practices, habits, and narratives that shape peacebuilders’ efforts on the ground are counterproductive. This, at least, is the argument put forward by Séverine Autesserre, researcher and associate professor at Columbia University, after conducting several years of ethnographic research in […]