The claim that (re)building states is the best way to build peace dominated the peacebuilding debate in the first two decades after the end of the Cold War. However, empirical assessments on how the peacebuilding-statebuilding-nexus plays out in the empirical reality of peace processes are rare.
In recent years, the environment and context for
international actors engaging in violent conflict have
changed considerably. The ASPR research agenda aims to
take account of these changes and to focus on
understanding possible consequences and shaping