Conflict and Security

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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.

Cluster

Timothy Donais
Wilfrid Laurier University

Leads

Veronica Kitchen
University of Waterloo

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.

Cluster Leads

Timothy Donais
Wilfrid Laurier University

Veronica Kitchen
University of Waterloo

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Media

"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.

"Russia’s Dangerous Decline: The Kremlin Won’t Go Down Without a Fight," by Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Michael Kofman.

"How Russian isolation due to its Ukraine invasion has halted Arctic co-operation", by Mathieu Landriault and Paul Minard.

"Burkina Faso’s coup and political situation: All you need to know". Al Jazeera, October 5, 2022.

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.

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