In this show we look at the world through the lenses of peacemaking. We have conversations with experts in the fields of diplomacy and international relations on what it takes to build lasting peace in this unstable world situation. We believe that all conflicts can be resolved. This podcast is about how to do it.
The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve violent conflicts throughout the world.
By 2050, extreme heat can make parts of the Middle East impossible to live in. Millions of people would have to find themselves a new home. This is just one example of how climate change can add to instability in the world. In this episode, CMI's Project Officer Maria Ristimäki and Fundraising Manager and climate change activist Niklas Kaskeala take a good look at the links between climate change and conflicts and discuss what can be done to tackle the problem. Podcast is hosted by Communications Manager Antti Ämmälä.
The devastating war in Yemen has already lasted four years. Recently the United Nations warned that the death toll of the war in Yemen could soar to nearly quarter of a million by the end of 2019. In this episode we focus on what is now needed to support the fragile peace process and what is CMI's role in different peacemaking efforts. Guest is CMI's Yemen Project Manager Sylvia Rognvik. Podcast is hosted by CMI's Communications Manager Antti Ämmälä.
With big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, a fast technological revolution is taking place right before our eyes. On the battlefield these new technologies paint a scary vision of the future. The world might enter the age of killer robots that would make war even more horrible.
But what if these same technologies that make war would be used to make peace? Today's guest is Antero Karvonen who’s CMI’s expert on the emerging field of peacetech. The podcast is hosted by CMI's Communications Manager Antti Ämmälä.
The rise of great power politics and the increasingly complex nature of conflicts pose many challenges to peacemakers. Some of the old ways of working are no longer working. In this episode, we ask whether the Finnish way in peacemaking could respond to some of the challenges. The guest is CMI's Executive Director Tuija Talvitie. The podcast is hosted by CMI's Communications Manager Antti Ämmälä.