As an Advisor for Water and Peace at SIWI, Dr Klimes is responsible for the Water and Peace portfolio in addition to advising on SIWI’s activities in transboundary basins affected by water scarcity, political tensions, and armed violence. Martina is a member of the World Water Week Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the period 2019 and 2022.

Dr Martina Klimes has over 14 years of experience working with dialogue facilitation, conflict resolution, political and security analysis, including practical work in the field and informal diplomacy processes. Her main research focus is on peace processes, incentives, and third party involvement in peace negotiation. Martina’s book Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement (2016) focuses primarily on the effectiveness of aid conditionality and other external tools that third parties – from states and regional organizations to NGOs – bring to the table in peace negotiations. Martina holds a PhD degree in International Relations and is also an Associated Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. 

Op-eds/Analysis/Policy Briefs/Commentaries   


Book chapter

  •   Klimes, M, Yaari, E. (2019). “Water and Security in the Middle East – Opportunities and Challenges for Water Diplomacy” in Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security – Jägerskog, A., Schulz. M., and Swain, A. (eds).




Latest and publications by Martina Klimes, PhD