The Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan research organization based in New Delhi (India), dedicated to conduct rigorous and comprehensive research, and work towards disseminating information through commentaries and analyses on a broad spectrum of issues relating to peace, conflict and human development.
The SSPC came into being as a platform to exchange ideas, to undertake quality research, and to ensure a fruitful dialogue.
The Society aims to conduct survey, research, documentation and analysis through constant monitoring, reporting and networking on its core research themes. The objective is to build linkages and networks with national, regional and global think tanks, both Independent and Government organizations that are working towards the greater cause of peace and international security.
- To initiate debate and dialogue for the furtherance of comprehensive and impartial research.
- To study India’s growing role in Asia and in global politics and suggest policy initiatives for the advancement of its strategic interests in regional and global level.
- To undertake qualitative and quantitative research focused on policy issues on National and International security.
- To conduct in-depth, empirical study on different aspects of peace, conflict and human development for publication of research papers, monographs and books primarily to disseminate information.
- To provide web-based platform for scholars to air their viewpoints and for a greater participation on the issues related to peace, conflict and human development.
- To advance understanding and cooperation between organizations and societies across the world with common concern.
ACTIVITIES OF SSPC
Research, monitoring, documentation, fact-finding, early warning, risk analysis, workshops, and publishing. The society intends to provide consultancy services on its specialised subjects to governments and parallel organisations in India and abroad.
SSPC provides an interactive web based platform for the students, academia, military, media personnel, policy makers, practitioners and independent analysts.
- Opinion / Analysis: Brief news analyses, opinionated and topical articles on the research themes of SSPC are solicited on regular basis. The article should contain facts, data and balanced analysis. (The Word limit: 800-1000).
- SSPC in Media: Experts at SSPC regularly contribute in publications outside SSPC and in various media outlets.
- SSPC Paper: The SSPC Paper series aims to offer rigorous analysis of contemporary security (both Traditional and Non-Traditional) issues which will provide essential readings for students, academics, development professional, journalists and all those seeking a better understanding of issues related to peace, conflict and human development. The Society aims to produce four to six papers in a year.
- South Asia Conflict Monitor (SACM): aims to provide in depth analyses, country briefs, brief sketches of important players and a timeline of major events on issues relating to armed conflicts, insurgencies and terrorism. It also aims to cover government’s strategies on conflict resolution and related policies to tackle these risks and crises.
- Issue Brief: SSPC Issue Brief aims to contain focused discussion on a single issue in accordance with the Society’s core research areas. The Society aims to publish 10/12 Issue briefs annually.
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