Conflict and Security
Conflict and Security
The Conflict and Security Research Cluster includes researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, geography, sociology, education and economics (with growing links to researchers in the STEM fields). The cluster undertakes to foster linkages among BSIA students and faculty with an interest conflict (and conflict resolution) research, facilitate debate and dialogue within the BSIA community on key contemporary issues of conflict and security, and encourage collaborative research across these areas. Through research, events, and publications, the cluster seeks to enhance the profile of the BSIA as a leading research centre – recognized both domestically and internationally – for the study of peace, conflict and security.
Explainer: International implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
On March 7, 2022, the scholars of the Conflict & Security Research Cluster at the Balsillie School of International Affairs gathered to answer some of the more commonly asked questions about the broader implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Veronica Kitchen & Timothy Donais, the co-leaders of the Research Cluster, distilled the discussion into an explainer. Read the explainer here.
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“War leaves a toxic legacy that lasts long after the guns go quiet. Can we stop it?” by Stacey Pizzino, Jo Durham and Michael Waller. The Conversation. January 24, 2023.
“Why Russia’s war in Ukraine today is so different from a year ago”, by Alexander Hill. The Conversation. January 23, 2023.
“Russia is using drones to target Ukrainian electricity and erode morale”, by James Horncastle. The Conversation. January 16, 2023.
"History Suggests This Winter Could Be Dangerous for Armenians", by Simon Maghakyan.
"A Diplomatic Option To Avoid Endless War In Ukraine", by DIRK MOSES AND JESSIE BARTON HRONEŠOVÁ.
"Why Putin’s retreat from Kherson could be his most humiliating defeat yet", by Matthew Sussex.
"Why the US should tread carefully as it weighs supporting armed intervention in Haiti again", by Claire Antone Payton.
"Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Truce agreed," by Cecilia Macaulay & Anne Soy.
"Serbia Sends Troops to Kosovo Border as NATO Could Face Another Conflict," by Giulia Carbonaro.
Explainer: International implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, written by Veronica Kitchen and Timothy Donais based on a discussion with the scholars of the Conflict and Security research cluster on March 7, 2022.