"Armed Non-State Actors"
27 Feb 2014
Peace in Mindanao: The Challenge of Disarming Rebels
Author: Joseph Franco
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary discusses how the failure to integrate the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) into communities in the Philippines has resulted in the threat of a new generation of fighters infused with ideological motives.
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26 Feb 2014
Shaping the Emerging Consensus on Syria
Author: Luigi Scazzieri, Steven Blockmans
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
This commentary describes the state of the peace negotiations between the Syrian government and the Syrian National Coalition (SNC).
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26 Feb 2014
Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
What are the prospects for fresh negotiations between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN)? While working towards an answer, this report 1) analyzes the present status of the ELN insurgency, 2) highlights the tentative reco...
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25 Feb 2014
The Taliban in Afghanistan
Author: Zachary Laub
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This paper talks about the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, their leadership structure, Afghan public opinion of the Taliban, and the part they could play in the country following the withdrawal of international troops in 2014.
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11 Feb 2014
Author: Ben Smith
House of Commons Library
This note discusses the crisis in the Western Sahara.
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Gender-based Violence in Emergencies
Author: Dharini Bhuvanendra, Rebecca Holmes, Sophie Read-Hamilton, Jeanne Ward, Alina Potts, Virginia Zuco, Dale Buscher, Aisha Bain, Marie-France Guimond, Claire Magone, Aurélie Lamazière, Sarah Cotton, Charlotte Nicol, Martha Thompson, Mary Okumu, Atema Eclai, Sarah House, Suzanne Ferron, Marni Sommer, Sue Cavill, Gina Pattugalan, Jean Casey, Kelly Hawrylyshyn
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises.
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Illicit Trafficking and Libya’s Transition: Profits and Losses
Author: Mark Shaw, Fiona Mangan
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
This report 1) explores the illicit trade in migrants, weapons, drugs and goods that now exists in Libya, 2) details the relationships that exist between the armed groups who control these activities and local communities, and 3) concludes that heigh...
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