Europe


From analyzing risks and opportunities during key moments in political transition in Kosovo to studying Finland’s solutions-based economic transformation, ISE collaborates with European partners and stakeholders to support citizen-centered institutions across the region. Additionally, ISE has been called to advise regional bodies such as the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on economic and development strategies.

Recent Experiences in Linking Diplomatic Peacemaking with Development Efforts

Not only does the international community lack understanding of how to operate in fragile contexts, it often fails to diagnose its own role in perpetuating the problems it is seeking to resolve. This paper argues…

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Writing the History of the Future: Securing Stability through Peace Agreements

Peace agreements are a pivotal moment in the transition from long-running conflict to the establishment of a functioning state. Often perceived as offering a clean slate from which to start again, post-conflict conditions often present…

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Kosovo: Developing a Strategy for the Future

This paper describes the challenges facing Kosovo at a pivotal moment in its history, and explains why its institutions were short of capacity, legitimacy and trust. On the basis that EU accession was the country’s…

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How to Re-Model European Aid

This paper advocates remodelling Europe’s aid system to make it cost less and deliver more. It proposes a system whereby countries receive support according to their implementation of institutional change over the medium to longer…

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Global Compact or Divided World

This paper considers the path of inclusion as the means for consolidating consensus over democracy and capitalism. It identifies key issues from a European perspective, including the unfinished agenda of Russia, managing globalization, Europe’s role…

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