Understanding Conflict Resolution is a comprehensive introduction to the study of peace and conflict studies. It explores both the historical roots of the study of conflict management, as well as the contemporary settings and the tools available to states, regional and global organizations where these core ideas apply. Drawing on cutting-edge research and examples from around the world, the fifth edition includes: Three new chapters on the key threats and hopes emerging post-2010: one-sided violence, including genocide and terrorism;gendering international affairs; and climate challenges stemming from global warming and the danger of nuclear war Brand new case studies focusing on contemporary events and issues: ISIS; Brexit; Nuclear Arms Race; Refugees as a weapon of war. Learning features such as graphs, data sets, a glossary, annotated further reading lists, and access to a companion website full of online resources. This is an essential text for all students, lecturers and researchers of peace and conflict resolution in international relations, global politics and political science.