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Silencing the guns: terrorism, mediation and non-state armed groups
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
On 21–22 October 2015, the African Union (AU), in collaboration with the Government of Namibia, hosted the Sixth AU High-level Retreat of Special Convened under the theme of “Terrorism, mediation and non-state armed groups&#...
On becoming a responsible great power: contextualising China’s foray into human rights and peace & security in Africa
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The deepening of China’s engagement with Africa has also prompted the broadening of its interests on the continent. This has resulted in China’s expansion into increasingly riskier territories, which means there is a greater...
Civilians’ survival strategies amid institutionalized insecurity and violence in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Guma Kunda Komey / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2016
The Nuba’s peripheral homeland of the Nuba Mountains, in southern Kordofan, is one of Sudan’s current killing fields, with high numbers of civilian casualties, of wounded and internally displaced persons, refugees, families,...
Networks of organized violence: conference documentation
E. Isikozlu; S. Heinke / Bonn International Center for Conversion 2016
Networks are part of the current landscape of peace and security—they have likely always been, but they are perhaps more so today. Rather than consider them as a challenge only, they could also be seen as having...
Sahel strategies: why coordination is imperative
D. Helly / Institute for Security Studies 2015
Given the significant challenges in the region, the extent of the international community’s response to the situation in the Sahel should be commended. Nonetheless, coordination is essential to ensure the effective implementatio...
Heat, light and power for refugees: Saving lives, reducing costs
G. Lahn; O. Grafham / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2015
Displacement of people as a result of conflict is not a new phenomenon – but today it represents an unprecedented global challenge. The gap between the needs of growing numbers of displaced people and the resources and political...
By the gun or by the bribe: Firm size, environmental governance and corruption among mining companies in Guatemala
M.L. Dougherty / U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre 2015
This U4 Issue discusses the corruption risks faced by mining companies in Guatemala, with a particular focus on the risks faced by small, “junior” mining companies primarily engaged in exploration. Several factors make suc...
The US-China cyber-agreement: implications for India
A. Basu / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi 2015
The aftermath of Chinese President Xi Jinping's 1 September 2015 visit to the United States was marked by an abundance of discourse on, interalia, the merits of the US-China cyber-security agreement. The agreement was quickly dismisse...
Effectiveness of community-led security mechanisms in urban Eastern Africa: a research agenda
Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies 2015
In many African states, even in those states not afflicted by conflicts from the beginning, in reality, the state never managed to impose a monopoly on security. Moreover, in many cases the African states never developed ‘public...
Arab countries between Winter and Spring: where democracy shock goes next!
H. Abdel-Latif; T. Mishra; A. Staneva / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2015
In recent years while the centrality of democracy in almost every facet of economic and social life has been well-established, the attention has now shifted towards capturing and modelling the possible ways a change in democratic sett...
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