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Reclaiming protection of civilians under international humanitarian law: reflections from the Oslo global conference
O.V. Davies / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2015
Over the past sixty years, international humanitarian law (IHL) has established a comprehensive legal framework for the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflicts. There is broad consensus that these guidelines afford non-combat...
Territorial disputes: can Japan and Russia reconcile?
V.M. Chotani; U. Purushothaman / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi 2015
The Ukraine crisis may have effectively ended the rapprochement between the US and Russia, and in turn affecting relations such as those of Japan and Russia. Prior to this crisis, and the subsequent Western sanctions on Russia, Tokyo ...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 21, February 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
Two factors affected conflict dynamics in Nigeria in February 2015: the postponement of elections and the reported successes of coordinated counter-insurgency campaigns. In this respect, the current brief shows that tensions over diss...
Conflict briefing no. 22, March 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
The major developments in March 2015 were the success of counter-insurgency mobilisations in North East Nigeria and the largely peaceful conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections. The current “conflict briefing...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 23, April 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
There was considerable improvement in the security situation in the North East Nigeria in April 2015. The current “conflict briefing note” indicates that this is the result of successful counter-insurgency operations of th...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 24, May 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
The stable political environment engendered by the peaceful national and state elections persisted in Nigeria May 2015. This resulted in smooth and peaceful handover and inauguration of newly elected president and state governors. ...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 25, June 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
The month of June 2015 witnessed renewed attacks by the Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati Wal Jihad (JAS) in North East Nigeria, especially in Borno and Yobe States, Southern Chad and Southern Niger as Nigerian. Identically, Chadian and ...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 26, July 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
The security situation in the North East Nigeria, especially Borno and Yobe states did not improve much in June 2015, despite efforts by Nigerian military and the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) to defeat the insurgency. Further...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 27, August 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2015
In Nigeria, there were improvements in counter-insurgency initiatives in August, 2015. The diplomatic visits to Cameroon, Chad, and Niger and the decision of Nigeria to lead the Multi-national Task Force (MNTF) led to improved regiona...
Power and influence in Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa
J. Cilliers; J. Sch√ľnemann; J.D. Moyer / Institute for Security Studies 2015
Africa has been peripheral in approaches to international relations that have tended to focus on so-called ‘great powers’ or the ‘states that make the most difference. The Big Five powerhouses of Africa – Alger...