CIC staff, fellows, and partners are working to shed light on the intersections between the global coronavirus pandemic and the issues we study, from the future of multilateralism and the global humanitarian response to the ongoing work of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This is a regularly updated collection of our articles, blog posts, and policy papers on COVID-19.
The NYU Center on International Cooperation, like our partners and colleagues around the world, is adapting our work to cope with the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic and contribute within our own areas of expertise. This message from CIC Director Sarah Cliffe explains how our work on peace, justice, inclusion, and reducing inequalities will continue, as we also strive to to contribute to the global conversation about how governments, multilateral institutions, and civil society can respond to COVID–19.
South Africa is preparing to back one of the largest infrastructure projects on the continent: the Inga III hydroelectric dam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A new report from CIC’s Congo Research Group and Phuzumoya Consulting, I Need You, I Don’t Need You: South Africa and Inga III, places South Africa’s backing of Inga III in the context of foreign policy, arguing that the contradictory and uncertain dynamics of South African support for the dam puts into question the bankability—and indeed the feasibility—of the whole project.
After several years at a crossroads, United Nations peace operations took a definitive turn in 2019, shifting away from large, multidimensional, "conflict management" operations toward models that are smaller, more flexible, and have greater reliance on partnerships. This edition of Peace Operations Review surveys a year of reforms, the twentieth anniversary of the first protection of civilians mandate, and innovative approaches to peace operations transitions.