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The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict prevention and resolution and best practice in the design of security and peacebuilding programmes.
Women, peace and security – annual review of Resolution 1325

In this update we look at the progress of the women, peace and security agenda in relation to the recent annual review in October of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The Report of the Secretary-General reaffirms the importance of women’s empowerment for global peace and security, and highlights that there have been some significant achievements in 2013 including: the adoption of resolutions 2106 and 2122; the declaration on women’s economic empowerment for peacebuilding; the adoption by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women of its general recommendation No.30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations.

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Trade determinants and potential of Syria: using a gravity model, with an estimation of the Syrian crisis’ impact on exports
Z. Mehchy; R. Nasser; M. Schiffbauer / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The Syrian economy has achieved relatively high economic growth rates, exceeding 5% on average, during the last decade. At the same time, the Syrian economy had been facing a reduction in oil production - the main source of public rev...
Peace and Security Council Report: Issue 65
Institute for Security Studies, 2014
This edition includes: The African Union (AU) response to events in Burkina Faso since the ousting of former president Blaise Compaoré on 31 October raises a number of important questions for the AU. This was the...
Resource rents, institutions and violent civil conflicts
I. Elbadawi; R. Soto 2013
Natural resources have been blamed for inducing slow growth and sparking civil conflicts and violence. This paper first develops a model to account for the hazard of armed civil conflicts as a manifestation of the natural resource cur...
Crime and conflict: The new challenge for peacebuilding
J. Banfield / International Alert, 2014
This report is offered as a contribution to the growing effort to understand the nexus between organised crime, armed violence and fragility, and to design effective responses. At the heart of the document is the hypothesis that an ap...
Mitigating ‘non-conflict’ violence by creating peaceful political settlements
M. Schultze-Kraft / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
Understanding and addressing ‘non-conflict’ violence is a key challenge for development. Different types of ‘non-conflict’ violence, such as homicide, massacres, armed robbery and gender-based violence, which o...
Operation Likofi: Police killings and enforced disappearances in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Human Rights Watch, 2014
On November 15, 2013, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo launched “Operation Likofi,” a police operation aimed at ending crime by members of organized criminal gangs known as “kuluna.” The kulun...
Terrorism and integration of Muslim immigrants
A. Elsayed; A. de Grip / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This paper studies the effect that a series of fundamentalist-Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe had on the attitudes of Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands towards integration. Despite the fact that prior to the attacks ther...
Different Arab Springs? The political elite and de facto political power
M. Baliamoune Lutz / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The intensive campaign of civil resistance that led to the ousting of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia in January 2011 ushered what has become known as the Arab Spring. Yet, the outcomes in other Arab countries where citizens have tried ...
The language of employment: the case of Pakistan
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1999
One cannot find employment in a modern state without being able to read, write and speak (in that order) a certain, standardised, written language. In short, to be part of the salariat in Pakistan one must know a certain language the ...
The teaching of Sindhi and Sindhi ethnicity
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1999
Sindhi is one of the most ancient languages of India. The government, therefore, gets a number of books, including Aesop’s Fables, translated from different languages into Sindhi. Among these are books on arithmetic, geography, ...
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