To achieve our goals, we need help on several fronts. Whether it is helping us identify more cases, adding depth to existing ones, conducting paid research to develop useful insights from the index, or simply helping us spread the message that we can be stopped and peace is indeed possible, you can contribute.

Show us new cases:

We have surveyed a considerable source base during our search, uncovering cases from Mexico to Solomon Islands and Estonia to South Africa. Although we are confident that all the major initiatives that have demonstrably reduced armed conflict since 1990 have been included, we believe that there may be a great deal more that we have not been able to trace due to poor contemporary documentation or the limitations of our research.

If you have knowledge of a successful effort to directly reduce armed conflict and can provide documentation, scholarship, or first-hand testimonies to reveal what was achieved and how it was done, we would love to hear from you. We will discuss the case with you, and should it meet the criteria of the project, there may be opportunities for some collaborative work.

Share your experience, knowledge, and wisdom with us:

We want to build an archive of interviews, testimonies, and reflections from people who were directly involved in the successful efforts to stop war that we have documented. This oral history approach will help us preserve and pass on insights that have been painstakingly acquired over recent decades by practitioners, policymakers, and survivors of armed conflict. These may be presented as written text on this website or, potentially, serve as the centrepiece of podcasts or even videos in the future.

We welcome input from anyone with direct experience of stopping war. Please get in touch if you have experience, knowledge, or wisdom that can expedite future efforts to reduce armed conflict.

Conduct paid research for us:

We are seeking armed conflict analysts to help us assess our index. The selection is global and includes the initiatives of local people and organisations, NGOs, local and national governments, regional and international associations, as well as intergovernmental organisations. Such a broad spectrum of cases invites analysis from a wide range of perspectives, and we therefore welcome expressions of interest for research using any reasonable methodology. In terms of subject matter, our interest is primarily in:

  • Quantitative assessments of our data.
  • Comparative analyses of appropriate cases from our selection.
  • In-depth studies of under-researched or poorly documented cases.
  • Assessments of thematic areas such as how local people and organisations stop war, local-international coordination and collaboration, peacemaking and mediation, resolution of border disputes, peace operations and military deployments, preventing conflict relapses, peace infrastructures (including early warning), or indeed any other reasonable approach along these lines.

Support us financially:

Should you see the value of employing history to improve how we stop war and have the means to offer financial support, please get in touch. Your assistance will allow us to continue developing the index, conduct assessments and further research, produce public-facing outputs such as podcasts and videos, and ultimately help us to achieve our goals.