25 Mar 2013
Security in the Sahel: Regional Initiatives in Pursuit of Long-Term Stability
Author: Bonnie Ayodele, Rui Azevedo, Samuel Bullen, Derek Catsam, Liana Fix, Francisco Galamas, Timothee Germain, Vikas Kumar, Ciaran Laird, Annette Lohmann, Natalia Marczewska, Courtenay Mitchell, Paul Melly, Alexander Homan Neill, Sam Powers, Landry Signe, Gökhan Tekir
This Atlantic Memo provides policy recommendations on how Europe and the United States can help the weak States of the Sahel to address their problems and achieve long-term stability.
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4 Mar 2013
Roundtable on Kimberly Marten’s Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States
Author: Henry E. Hale, David M. Edelstein, Matthew Evangelista, William Reno, Kimberly Marten
How should we understand the phenomenon of modern-day warlords, who are often associated with state failure and trans-border criminality? This roundtable discussion on Kimberley Marten’s “Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States” provides new answ...
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Poverty and Radicalisation into Violent Extremism: a Causal Link?
Author: Atle Mesøy
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
The consensus in past research into terrorism and radicalization into violent extremism (RVE) is that generally there is no link between poverty and radicalization, and if such a link exists, it is a weak one.
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Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons to Fragile States
Author: Mark Bromley, Lawrence Dermody, Hugh Griffiths, Paul Holtom, Micahel Jenks
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The need for security forces in a fragile state to be sufficiently trained and equipped is recognized as a precondition for stability and development.
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How the Local Matters: Democratization in Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine
Author: Louise Riis Andersen, Ulla Holm, Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Peter Alexander Albrecht, Leila Stockmarr
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This report highlights opportunities and tensions associated with providing support for democratization 'from below' in fragile states.
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