INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog

11.01.2024   Daniela Reina From repression to opportunities: Two approaches to violence reduction in Latin America

In a regional environment characterized by repressive approaches to the fight against urban violence, Daniela Reina presents the "Pazos" strategy pursued by the Colombian town of Palmira as an innovative alternative to prevent and reduce violence.

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09.01.2024    Jannie Lilja Fear of the future? The missing peace

Armed conflict causalities are soaring, forced displacement is at an all-time high, geopolitical tensions are rising, and societal polarization is strengthening also across peaceful societies. All happening at the backdrop of the escalating effects of climate change and environmental degradation that form the physical preconditions for our human existence. In the light of these challenges, Jannie Lilja calls for a more proactive approach to peace.

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04.10.2022   Leonardo Bandarra, Carmen Wunderlich The nuclear governance multiverse in a nutshell: The 2022 conferences on the prohibition and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons

The multiverse theory is among the most fascinating recent developments in the field of theoretical physics. There may be other universes: some very similar to ours, but also some very different. Those universes may also coexist and even complement each other in ways we still cannot access. While some theoretical physicians hypothesize that different universes may clash, or destroy one another; others contend that they may merge, coexist, or just become something new. Political Scientists made similar speculations on what would happen when two universes of nuclear weapons politics meet one another. This is exactly what seems to have happened now: Two worlds of international nuclear politics are coming to light in two international conferences and now seem to exist side by side.

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