Five years after the 2011 uprising: Egypt’s scene in metamorphosis?

Impulse 01-02/2016 by Nadine Abdalla, Free University of Berlin In the following impulse-article Nadine Abdalla reflects on the current situation in Egypt and the country’s prospects for a democratic transformation. She concludes that despite the recent negative developments which restrict society’s space for political participation, there are positive prospects for political change in the long run. Furthermore, she gives a number of recommendations for external actors who aim to assist partners in strengthening political participation in Egypt.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on „Women, peace and security“ – How to make this agenda workable?

Impulse 12/2015 by Iulia Kharashvili, Consent In the following impulse-article Iulia Kharashvili gives an overview of recommendations made in the Global Study on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. She looks at the recommendations from the perspective of women peacebuilders in Georgia taking into account the special challenges that women face in protracted displacement situations.

The challenges of peacebuilding for “transforming our world”

Impuls 11/2015 von Cornelia Ulbert (INEF) This Impulse-article is based on Cornelia Ulbert’s concluding reflections on the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2015. After two days of intense debates she acted as a kind of sounding board resonating some of the points participants had discussed in different Forum sessions. Her reflections focus on five issues: the nature of violent conflicts; the state and its relationship with civil society; visions and motivations to act: the role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); institutional silos and organisational entrapments; and peacebuilding “beyond aid”.

Improved Prospects for Peacebuilding? UN Peace Operations and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States

Impuls 10/2015 by Ann L. Phillips, Unitedt States Institute of Peace (USIP) This Impulse-article by Ann L. Phillips assesses the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. In how far are the two efforts comparable and what can peacebuilders glean from them?

Re:think Peacebuilding – Kicking-off the debate 2015

Impuls 09/2015 und PBF Voices Blog-Beitrag von Marc Baxmann und Natascha Zupan This Impulse-article by Marc Baxmann and Natascha Zupan is meant to build the bridge between the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum2014, the events in the meantime and the ra-tionale behind this year’s FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum. It also appeared on our PBF Voices Blog and serves to stimulate the debate that will unfold in the coming weeks around the Peacebuilding Forum on 30 September and 1 October.

Herausforderungen langanhaltender Flucht

Impuls 07-08/2015 von Markus Rudolf (BICC) und Bodo Schulze (FriEnt) Der neueste Report des Flüchtlingshilfswerks der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) muss wie im letzten Jahr wieder mit einem traurigen Rekord aufwarten: Weltweit gibt es derzeit 19,5 Millionen Flüchtlinge und 38 Millionen Binnenvertriebene. Der Nachrichtenwert dieser Meldung war hoch, aber welche Herausforderungen stecken in diesen Zahlen bei näherer Betrachtung? Im folgenden Impuls-Artikel zeigen Markus Rudolf und Bodo Schulze die Herausforderungen auf, welche sich aus zunehmend langanhaltenden Fluchtsituationen ergeben und mahnen an, dass das Potential, Konfliktursachen auch durch die Zusammenarbeit mit Vertriebenen zu begegnen, derzeit kaum wahrgenommen und genutzt wird.