A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the Council’s working methods. October 23, 2014. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)
A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the Council’s working methods. October 23, 2014. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

CIGI’s research theme on global politics and foreign policy is exploring several aspects of international security and negotiations. Researchers are assessing the regional and global environment in which the “soft” security instruments of mediation, conciliation, unofficial diplomacy, conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding take place.