News Wars New Peace

Mary Kaldor’s landmark book New and Old Wars (first edition, 1999) crystallized thinking about the changing nature of war in the post-Cold War era, in particular the proliferation of non-state actors and the systematic targeting of civilians, the importance of identity politics, and the inter-relationship between private and often criminal interests and political conflict. The New Wars, New Peace program studies how scholarship on “new wars” has evolved, what new peacebuilding practices have emerged, and, in light of these changes, what challenges academics and policymakers face today.

The World Peace Foundation’s New Wars, New Peace seminar series began in 2012 and analyzes current perspectives for studying new wars. For more information, visit the Seminar Series [link to Seminar page] page.