ICRA incorporates into its projects an informal network of qualified people from different parts of the world who have expertise in analysis of violent conflict.
ICRA carries out discrete and independent research and analysis of conflicts and conflict factors in order to facilitate conflict prevention, management and resolution initiatives. Clients are offered discrete private oral or written briefings. Snapshot briefings in written form are available on the issue of interest to the client on a particular topic.
ICRA has also developed a bi-monthly journal called “Central Asia and its wider neighbourhood“. With a regional interest in the Central Asian states, the journal focuses on commercial developments as well as security issues in the region, including China, Pakistan, India, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan. To buy the Journal, details are on the Central Asia page.
ICRA offers training through the Conflict Analysis Training programme (CAT) to those who are dealing with research and analysis of conflicts and its residual effects.
Over the past 8 years ICRA has run Conflict Analysis & Resolution courses in Myanmar, Moldova, Sudan, Albania, Montenegro, and with some schools in the UK.
ICRA also prepares discussion papers designed to raise for debate some of the issues that occur in conflict situations rather than to provide a complete analysis. The latest papers address “The effects of small arms on society”, “Water & Conflict”, and “Urbanization and Violence”.
In addition to papers prepared by ICRA, there is material written, reviewed or edited by ICRA’s advisors. This includes an analysis on the prospects of evolution of the Colombian peace process, written by Román D. Ortiz and Janneth Vargas, and published by the Center of Hemispheric Policy of the University of Miami; and a review of the book “Afghanistan in Transition: beyond 2014?” Ed. By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza.
ICRA also provides advice and analysis to Plant for Peace (http://plantforpeace.org), an initiative that aims “to assist rural communities and smallholder farmers in conflict and post conflict territories around the world to achieve food security and sustainable economic development”.