Iraq and Governance
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- An insight of some of the preliminary facts and figures on military spending
- id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004
- War in Iraq and Afghanistan, conflict between Israel and Palestine and terrorist attacks in a score of major cities have dominated the international headlines in the last three years. Few doubt their interconnections – although ...
- How can interventions in fragile states contribute effectively to securing peace and development?
- id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007
- Globalisation, liberalisation, and the withdrawal of external support from Cold War alliances have placed enormous strains on some developing countries – best described as ‘fragile states’. These are states with high...
- Improving security and justice through security sector reform
- N. Bagayoko-Penone / Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information, 2010
- Since the late 1990s, security sector reform (SSR) has emerged as a principal activity for promoting peace and stability, and a priority for donors in post-conflict countries. This issue of insights explores the concept of SSR as a co...
- Rebuilding democracy: elections in post-conflict settings
- Carlos Valenzuela / Public Broadcasting Service, 2008
- This Point of View interview is conducted with Carlos Valenzuela, who headed the Independent Election Commission of the UN during the 2005 elections in Iraq. He responds to questions about the day-to-day work and obstacles involved wh...
- Guidance for NGOs on human rights work in the Middle East and North Africa
- A. Bendrif; S. al Karaguly; M. Laghzaoui; et al. / Network Learning, 2009
- The international human rights system has been slow to develop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. However, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) can play an important role advocat...
- Ensuring human security can lead to better opportunities for human development in the Arab world
- M. El-Sayyid; M. Al-Rasheed; S. Benjelloun; Et al / Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2009
- This report examines human development in the Arab world through a human security lens, calling on policymakers and other stakeholders to move away from a state-centric conception of security to one which also concentrates on the secu...
- Arab governments losing their grip on freedom of expression
- E. Zelaky; S. Sami; D. Ziada / The Initiative for an Open Arab Internet, 2007
- Arab governments have maintained a tradition of restricting freedom of expression using national security and religious morals as grounds for censorship, and the ‘war on terror’ has given them an excuse to further extend t...
- The difference between legal rights and reality for Arab women
- B.A. Barakat; A. Funk; S. Kröhn / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2007
- The legal reality for women in the Arab world is such that legal rights enshrined in international conventions and in national constitutions and laws are often of little relevance to the lives of many women, especially the poor. ...
- World religions share general ethics of war
- Vesselin Popovski; Nicholas Turner / id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2008
- After armed conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, there is a need to re-examine religious teachings on the use of force. The moral and legal issues surrounding war are complicated by the proliferation of weapons of mass destructi...
- How to increase peacebuilding capacity in states recovering from conflict
- Brookings Institution, 2007
- This policy brief examines what is required to achieve institutional capacities in peacebuilding, in line with the frequency and scale of conflicts that exacerbate the risk of state failure. It looks at the challenge of peacebuilding,...