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International Intervention

Worldwide conflict situations and approaches to conflict prevention are largely internationalized, particularly since the end of the Cold War. They range from military intervention in civil wars to peacemaking through mediation, from providing humanitarian aid during and after conflict to attempts at sustaining peace through bilateral development programs. Several research projects at the Center explore the practice, legitimization, implementation and consequences of international interventions. Special focus is given to the practices of international state building that date back to decolonialization processes and continue to be popular in international intervention today.