CIC's Maaike de Langen discusses multilateralism and global governance, including what has and has not been working, and how the outpouring of support that Zelenskyy has received can be applied to other challenges.
CIC Senior Fellow Jason Stearns writes about how rebel conflicts in Africa have changed over the past decades, going from efforts to topple governments or secede to a means of bargaining over resources.
New and emerging technologies, data science, and other data-driven methods can bring immense potential to support peacebuilding and humanitarian work. However, we must recognize that these methods come with extreme risk to both the privacy and lives of vulnerable populations if the data is misused or used inappropriately. Although these risks exist across different contexts, the sensitive nature of conflict or violence-affected areas uniquely exacerbates these challenges. In order to “do no harm” while utilizing the potentials of the digital sphere for peace, we must be able to understand and tackle both ethical and technical issues of working with data about crisis-affected people.