Ruairi Nolan

Ruairi is Peace Direct's Head of Research and Engagement.

Hope amidst the horror in Northern Nigeria

By Ruairi Nolan: Peace Direct releases the first in a series of reports on the views and strategies of local peacebuilders in conflict zones. The first focuses on Northern Nigeria. Read more »

Aleppo is falling. What next?

By Ruairi Nolan: The battle for Aleppo is nearly over. Thousands have been killed. Ruairi Nolan highlights the latest events from Syria. Read more »

The role of local peacebuilding organisations in CAR

By Ruairi Nolan: A short report on the role of local organisations in peacebuilding and atrocity prevention in CAR. Read more »

Northern Nigeria Peace Exchange: Call for applicants

By Ruairi Nolan: Call for applicants: the Northern Nigeria Peace Exchange aims to bring together a diverse group of civil society organisations from across Northern Nigeria. Read more »

Early warning and responses to conflict in DRC

By Ruairi Nolan: Peace Direct research indicates that there are a wide range of local and international conflict early warning and response programmes in eastern DRC. Read more »

Technology and peacebuilding: lessons from Build Peace 2015

By Ruairi Nolan: Peace Direct recently attended the Build Peace technology and peacebuilding conference. Ruairi Nolan and Joel Gabri give their thoughts on the event. Read more »

Brothers in arms

By Ruairi Nolan: What can a power struggle between two brothers in Mughal India tell us about religious conflicts in today’s world? Read more »

Year 2 for ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’

By Ruairi Nolan: This week we launch our annual competition for Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders, which recognises the very best emerging local peace organisations around the world. Read more »

Arrests in Sri Lanka

By Ruairi Nolan: This has been a dramatic week for peace and human rights activists in Sri Lanka with arrests of prominent human rights campaigners. Read more »

Malala, bravery and the Nobel Peace Prize

By Ruairi Nolan: Malala's remarkable bravery reminds us that we should recognise the moral good of people standing up for peace, no matter the costs. Read more »