Peace Talks in Focus. Report on Trends and Scenarios

Peace Talks in Focus. Report on Trends and Scenarios is a yearbook that analyses peace processes and negotiations that took place in the world during a year. The examination of the development and dynamics of negotiations worldwide allows to provide a comprehensive overview of peace processes, identify trends and comparatively analyse the various scenarios. Peace Talks in Focus. Report on Trends and Scenarios also analyses the evolution of peace processes from a gender perspective. One of the main objectives of this report is to provide information and analysis to those who participate in peaceful conflict resolution at different levels, including parties to disputes, mediators, civil society activists and others.


About Peace Talks in Focus:

Peace Talks in Focus: Report on Trends and Scenarios presents a comprehensive and focused analysis of ongoing peace processes while also discussing the main global trends in national dialogues, and negotiation and mediation efforts. The annual reports provide an invaluable resource for peace scholars, peace activists, and students of international relations. Treating conflict parties as diverse, it attracts attention to different ways to address their needs and interests and offer possible scenarios as outcomes of the peace processes. As such, it is one of the few resources to understand the root causes of conflicts, and dynamics, trends, and outcomes of peace processes by providing qualitative analyses of cases and gender perspective to understand them.

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Betül Çelik,
Faculty Member at Sabanci University (Turkey) and member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network

Once again, Peace Talks in Focus: Report on Trends and Scenarios provides peace advocates, scholars, policymakers and even conflict actors a veritable trove of information and analysis that will help them in their respective work, and to also potentially collectively untangle the knots of conflict that continue to bedevil our world. The report is almost an indispensable source that bestows us with a powerful tool in peacebuilding, with a gender perspective that is essential in conflict transformation. The reader-friendly text, matrixes, tables and layout will furnish practitioners with a delightful perusal and discernment of the report’s contents.

Gus Miclat,
Executive Director of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (Philippines)

Peace Talks in Focus. Report on Trends and Scenarios is an indispensable resource for anyone engaged in the search for peace. It is particularly relevant for mediators facilitating political negotiations, often expected by conflict parties to be knowledgeable about recent developments in peace processes beyond their own, and who will find in this publication a well-crafted and succinct compendium on peacemaking worldwide. Negotiating parties seeking to understand how other processes have evolved will also benefit from its valuable and detailed insights. So too will civil society representatives, officials in countries that support peacemaking financially and politically, as well as academic researchers and students of conflict resolution. The publication sheds light on specific developments in dozens of individual peace processes, striking the right balance between brevity and depth, which is no easy feat. It also offers a bird’s eye view of the state of peacemaking globally, cogently analyzing trends at the regional and international scale and also by thematic area, paying particular attention throughout to gender and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. It is well worth keeping close at hand.

Juan Jeannet Arce,
Political Affairs Officer in the Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Peacebuilding and Political Affairs

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