As today’s headlines reflect escalating violence and tension around the globe, Conflicts of the Future: Trends and Responses takes a look ahead, identifying trends that will contribute to conflicts of tomorrow, and exploring how concerned citizens can act to prevent and respond to these conflicts.
Crumbling state legitimacy, illicit economic activity, and increased need for natural resources are the three themes this issue identifies as drivers of tomorrow’s conflicts. Despite this potentially grim outlook, our authors do not see tomorrow as bleak. As civil society members, key thought leaders, and on-the-ground peacebuilders, they instead trace possible paths to peace including innovative technology and community-based peacebuilding responses. Tomorrow will bring conflict, but we can work towards peace.