Roland Paris is the author of At War’s End, a book published in 2004 criticizing liberal peacebuilding. In this article, he argues that liberal peacebuilding has some shortcomings but there does not exist a viable alternative. He believes that criticisms about...

In some civil wars we observe deployment of UN peacekeeping forces, while they are not deployed to some other civil wars. This article argues that trade ties between the civil war state and the permanent UN members are an important factor in predicting deploym...

After conflicts end, scholars tend to identify the post-conflict society with peace or ongoing war depending on the success of the post-conflict endeavors. The authors challenge this presumption and introduce a new conceptualization of peace by which they view...

The Peacekeeping-Peacemaking Dilemma

J. Michael Greig, Paul F. Diehl 25.09.2017 23:19 International Relations Peacebuilding

Once tension between parties turn into an armed conflict, the international community expects formation of a peacekeeping force so that peace can be realized. This article empirically tests this assumption. Authors look at interstate and intrastate wars and wh...

This article is a good survey of civil war termination and how civil war termination affects the prospects for enduring peace and democratization. The main finding of the article is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, civil wars ending with negotiated s...

In peace negotiations during a civil war, possible biased stand of the third party state is crucial. This article focuses on the relationship between the stand of the mediator and success of peace negotiations. Svensson examines the impact of government-biased...

Partitioning a state after civil war ens has been debated by political scientists and policy makers. It is believed that partition is the most favorable solution to a civil war because the fighting groups will not have tol ive together in the future, hence pro...

Is it better to partition a state after it underwent a civil war instead of keeping hostile parties in the same political entity? So far scholars have come up with differing answers to this question. This article is in favor of total partition of a state is th...

This article focuses on how to end an ethnic civil wars and reviews alternative solutions. The author defends partition as the most favorable and practical solution to ethnic civil wars after briefly considering other alternatives.   Kaufmann argues that...

Fearon argues against ad hoc partition as an ideal end to ethnic civil wars. He argues that there are two incentive problems with implications beyond the partitioned territory. First incentive is that taking violence as a criterion for interventipon. This is l...