The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy’s recent panel, ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Security and Stability in the Middle East,’ has been featured in the ‘COVID-19, Conflict, Governance Evidence Summary No. 18’ by K4D’s Governance and Social Development Resource Centre at the University of Birmingham.
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The edition featuring our panel focused on trends in defence and security corruption arising from COVID-19, such as how the pandemic is affecting gender inequality, peace and security, terrorism and counter-terrorism and multilateral action.
We’re humbled to see our work appear alongside such impressive projects from other actors in the international affairs sector, including Oxfam, Reliefweb, Transparency International, The Diplomat and others. We’d also like to thank our event partner, the Defence and Security Foresight Group, for their help in making this panel a success. Supported by the Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program, the discussion was part of IPD’s series on the impact of COVID-19 on international peace and security.