Catherine Barnes of Conciliation Resources analyses the UK's capacity to respond peacefully to conflicts overseas. Her observations are explained in this working paper.
This working paper by Catherine Barnes of Conciliation Resources analyses the UK's conflict policies.
It identifies how UK approaches can be improved, for example, by using reviews to bridge existing gaps. It also describes what makes peace processes more effective, such as negotiations and support of local capacities.
As can be learned from Northern Ireland, it emphasises that careful engagement is needed over mere intervention. Finally, it explores how UK goals are better served by the lower costs of diplomacy and greater global security and it makes recommendations, including the development of a coherent concept of effective peace processes and diplomacy.