20171221 The road to the Charter of ParisDrafting Group: Christian Nünlist (principal author, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH, Zurich; Juhana Aunesluoma, Network for European Studies (NES), University of Helsinki & Benno Zogg, CSS, Zurich.

Published by OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, Vienna, December 2017, 37 pages

Ida Manton, representative of Diplomacy Dialogue in Skopje, contributed to this report by providing constructive feedback on an initial draft version of this report as member of the academic reflection group.

Raymond Saner, „Mit der Erschöpfung kommt der Frieden in Syrien“ (Peace in Syria once warring parties reach exhaustion)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), interview von Raphael Rauch, 10th April 2017

Raymond Saner (2015); “Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategy”. Recent self-regulatory guidelines that have been created by private military and security companies (PMSCs) in order to deter calls for stricter regulations of the industry. This “battle of influence” over the regulation of the use of force, the author contends, leads to rising tensions between stakeholders who form coalitions consisting of states, PMSCs, and civil society actors on either side of the regulation cleavage. The paper calls for new measures that continue to build on IHL and the Geneva Conventions, but that go beyond the current regulatory positions of existing international initiatives. This paper be cited as Raymond Saner (2015); “Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategy”, The Center for Conflict, Development and Peace Building, Graduate Institute, CCDP Working Paper 11 2015, University of Geneva.

Alternative policy options instead of war and invasion of Iraq
(article written in German for Newspaper Die Welt, 2003)

The aim of this evaluation of the activities fostering the Geneva Initiative was to document the work that has been done by Israeli, Palestinian and other parties in the context of the Geneva Initiative and to re-examine the Swiss financial and non-financial support of it. The report is being made available with the permission of the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.