News & Events

Peace has Women's Face

December 29, 2017

Fighting for a New Cause: FARC’s Women and the Battle for Gender Equality in Colombia

Gender & Security

How will the FARC women fit into the very socioeconomic structure they have been fighting against for more than five decades?

Honduras Election Aftermath

December 28, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: January 2018 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The final month of 2017 brought notable political developments to nearly every region. Elections will bring new political parties to power in Chile and Nepal.

December 12, 2017

Governance's Relationship Between State and Society

Good governance can thwart the conditions that give rise to armed conflict and provide the tools needed to mitigate disputes before they degenerate into war. The challenge of preventing war depends upon the strength of institutions and governance. If the capacities and qualities of governance can be improved, a better and more peaceful future awaits.

December 12, 2017

Taming the Wild West: How Better Governance Leads to Peace

Good Governance

Something happened in the American West over the past 200 years, part of a global trend. It used to be that when there were tensions between locals here—disagreements over water use, or mineral rights, or just feuds that went back and forth between families—eventually someone would be killed.

December 12, 2017

Governance for Peace

Good Governance

Governance systems that contribute to stable peace are characterized by having inclusive means of operating, participatory systems that bring the governed into the process of decision making, systems for accountability that ensure transparent and equitable operations, and enough systemic capacity that they are able to provide physical security and public goods supporting human development.

November 30, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: December 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The month of November, in addition to the coup against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, saw significant political change in several countries. 

Development Ends Poverty

November 29, 2017

Development as End of Poverty: Reform or Reinvention?

Global Governance Discussion Series

This event explored why poverty reduction is the ultimate goal of development. Elham Sayedsayamdost asked, “Why do we focus on poverty as opposed to other problems such as inequality? And what are the results of the focus on poverty reduction?” One reason offered is that the focus on poverty didn’t threaten any existing interests, didn’t call for a reform of institutional organizations, and... more

Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

November 29, 2017

Rebalancing the G-20 from Efficiency to Legitimacy: The 3G Coalition and the Practice of Global Governance

Global Governance Discussion Series

This event looked at the role of small states in global governance institutions. The speakers began by explaining a shift in world politics toward more informality,.