Undercurrents: Transformative diplomacy in peace talks

What does it take for diplomatic negotiations to be successful?

Audio Published 8 July 2022 27 minute listen

Isabel Bramsen

Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University

Why are some peace talks more fruitful than others? Why do negotiations break down? What role can mediators play in sensitive discussions? To answer these questions, Mariana is joined by Isabel Bramsen, who discusses her recent article in the International Affairs journal.

In it, Isabel draws on her research and first-hand experiences as a neutral observer during the Philippines peace talks in 2017. They explore key learnings for policymakers and diplomats, including the transformative role of in-person interactions. Then, Isabel assesses the prospect of peace talks in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Read the International Affairs article:
Transformative diplomacy? Micro-sociological observations from the Philippine peace talks