The current issue of SPS throws a spotlight on the crisis of Europe's security architecture with analyses and articles about expert deployments in the hotspots in Ukraine and the South Caucasus. Other topics include the security sector reform as part of the peace process in Mali and the significance of human rights in the migration flows in southern Europe.
This edition is dedicated to the subject of prevention – in terms of health and security – for people working in peacebuilding missions. For these experts involved on the ground, both physical and mental factors are important to maintaining a healthy balance between work and free time, and to carrying out missions successfully. This edition also looks at the issue of gender within the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the experience of the OAS in demobilising the different armed groups in Colombia.
The edition features the theme dealing with the past, a field where Switzerland has been actively involved since 2000. Colombia, Kosovo, Chad are only three examples of countries where Switzerland is working to fight impunity and prevent atrocities. The end of this year also marks the deployment of the 10,000th peacekeeper by the Swiss Armed Forces.
This new issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the journal Swiss Peace Supporter. To mark the occasion, this edition revisits the biggest milestones in the journal's history. Serving and retired specialists recall their rich field experience and the difficulties they encountered, and review the challenges ahead.
This issue focuses on the implementation of Resolution 1325, which is devoted to the participation of women in peace processes and was adopted 15 years ago. It contains accounts by Swiss experts on the challenges that lie ahead and the wide-ranging fields of activity affected by the issue of gender in conflicts – whether in police, civilian or military missions.
This edition focuses on the development of conflicts and the new challenges for peace support. You find articles on conflicts linked to the extraction of raw materials, military peace promotion in the Middle East, and the role of non-state organizations. In addition, the other sections in this publication provide you with a unique insight into the work of our specialists.