From the Inside Out: Global Expert Group on Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has had far-reaching consequences both for global conflicts and for local and international efforts to end war and build peace in all world regions. To what extent are, for example, crises in food or energy supply as result of the war in Ukraine contributing to conflict escalation in other world regions? What have been the consequences of the shifting roles of Russia or China? And what does Russia’s war against Ukraine mean for the global peace architecture and the future of conflict resolution, post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding?
To obtain a better understanding of these global consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung (BKHS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) are setting up a “Global Expert Group on Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding”. The network brings together representatives from civil society, academia, and politics who themselves come from conflict-affected and post-conflict countries or who have worked on these issues in their regions. Jointly, we aim to develop policy recommendations on how to tackle the direct political, economic or societal consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries worldwide, as well as the long-term geostrategic effects of the war. We further aim at developing lessons learned about post-war reconstruction practices that may also be relevant for Ukraine.