21 Nov 2014
Nigeria's Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This report looks at the volatile political situation in Nigeria and recommends ways to prevent election-related violence up through February 2015.
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10 Nov 2014
Premonitions of an ISIS Homecoming in Southeast Asia
Author: David Hamon, S James Ahn
Pacific Forum CSIS
This commentary discusses some of the methods the Islamic State (IS) uses to attract foreign recruits, particularly from Southeast Asia and Australia, to fight in Iraq and Syria.
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Will They Protect Us for the Next 10 Years? Challenges Faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan
Author: Alison Giffen, Aditi Gorur, Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai
This report discusses the challenges which external actors, such as the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), face in protecting civilians who are targeted in the conflict in South Sudan.
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Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
Author: Naureen Chowdhury Fink
Global Center on Cooperative Security
This brief discusses 1) how the multilateral counterterrorism landscape has evolved since 9/11; 2) how the UN General Assembly has responded to the implementation of UNSCR 2178, which requires members states to help address the Foreign Terrorist Figh...
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Africa’s Current and Future Stability
Author: Jakkie Cilliers, Steve Hedden
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
This paper presents a summary of conflict trends in Africa and provides a picture of the potential future impact of changes in Africa's development and security prospects up to 2063.
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Conflict Trends (No 32): Real-Time Analysis of African Political Violence, November 2014
Author: Clionadh Raleigh, Caitriona Dowd, Roudabeh Kishi, James Moody, Matt Batten-Carew, Daniel Wigmore Shepherd
Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) Program
This issue provides an overview of conflict trends in a number of African countries up to October 2014.
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Countering Boko Haram
Author: Cristina Barrios
European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
This commentary provides an overview of the increasing scale and activities of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.
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Transforming Armed Non-State Actors: Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
Author: Jairo Munive Rincon, Finn Stepputat
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This brief argues that although existing disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs are designed to facilitate the transformation of combatants into civilians, they're not particularly well-suited for conflicts where militias and ot...
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From War to Illicit Economies
Author: Judith Vorrath
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This paper examines the illicit economies, organized crime and economic legacy of civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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