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How We Stopped War, 1990-2021: 180 Historical Cases of Successful Efforts to Reduce Armed Conflict

Historian Elliot Short’s research on how wars ended revealed 180 cases in which warfare was stopped or prevented since 1990. Nearly 200 organizations, Governmental and non-governmental, are continuing the work of reducing armed conflict in the world.

 

These reports not only prove that we can reduce armed conflict, but provide valuable information about how it has been done. Peacekeeping organizations can learn from these many past successes as they address the armed conflicts that continue to plague many parts of the world.

180 Historical Cases of Successful Efforts to Reduce Armed Conflict

PROMISING REAL RESULTS​

BETTER EVIDENCE PROJECT

The Better Evidence Project at George Mason University was established to encourage the use of hard evidence as the basis for decisions about how best to reduce warfare. To do that, it is building a large, easy-to-use resource center and a hub for collaboration and exchange of information by members of the Peacebuilding community.

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LOCALLY-LED INITIATIVE​

CONGO PEACE PROCESS

A group of former fighters convened a large four-day meeting in South Kivu Province which resulted in a peace agreement that stopped the fighting there. Learn more

 

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THE COST OF CONFLICT

COST-EFFECTIVENESS

With the limited resources available to the peacebuilding field, focusing our resources on activities that are cost-effective will go a long way to determine the results we achieve.

 

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SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES

180 SUCCESSES ​

Many are skeptical about whether wars can be stopped. But they can! Dr. Elliot Short has summarized 180 cases in which armed conflicts have been stopped or prevented since 1990.

 

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