Who we are

The Politics After War is a research network for collaborative activities and knowledge sharing and collaborative activities among researchers and practitioners interested in dynamics of rebel group political transformation, post-war governance, state-society relations, state-building and peacebuilding in post-civil war contexts. The network also work closely with practitioners providing evidence-based knowledge in our expert areas.

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Our Joint Research Brief Series with FBA and UN DDR is now available! Click here for more information. 


Joint Brief Series: PAW, FBA and UN DPO/OROLSI/DDR Section on The Political Dynamics of DDR 

Publications Policy Dialogue June 2022

PAW Blog: The MILF and the 2022 elections in the Philippines: The end of the revolution or politics as usual? 

Blog May 2022 

Seminars (with FBA and UN DPO/OROLSI/DDR Section) on From Armed to Non-Armed Politics: Political Dynamics of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

Network Events Policy Dialogue November – December 2020

Workshop: Reexamining Dilemmas of Peacebuilding in the Era of Trump and COVID

Network Events September 2020

Conference: Conflict, Security and Development

Member News March 2020

Workshop: “EL war” Postwar Politics: Memory, Amnesia, and Denial in the Service of Electoral Victory

Member News February 2019

PAW-Section at the ECPR General Conference

Network Events September 2019

PAW-Panel and Workshop at the 2019 IAGS Conference

Network Events July 2019

PAW-Panel at the ECAS 2019 Conference

Network Events June 2019

PAW & Folke Bernadotte Academy Workshop, Stockholm

Network Events April 2019

Conference: ‘Extreme Violence: investigate, rescue, judge. Syria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo’, Paris

Member News March 2019

Workshop and Research-Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Peace, Monrovia

Member News November 2018

2018 Frankson Johnson Goodnow Award

Member News September 2018

PAW-Panel at the Conflict Research Society Annual Conference 

Network Events September 2018

To read more about the recent works and activities, visit here.