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Afghan Women and Violent Extremism: Colluding, Perpetrating, or Preventing?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Terrorism,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR396-Afghan-Women-and-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Looks at the multiple roles women in Afghanistan play in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Countering Militancy and Terrorism in Pakistan: The Civil-Military Nexus

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR393-Countering-Militancy-and-Terrorism-in-Pakistan-The-Civil-Military-Nexus.pdf

Examines the need for civil and military authorities to work together to counter the challenge to Pakistan from militant and terrorist forces. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Understanding and Extending the Marrakesh Declaration in Policy and Practice

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR392-Understanding-and-Extending-the-Marrakesh-Declaration-in-Policy-and-Practice.pdf

Offers background on the January 2016 Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Countries.  Explains the background and content of the Declaration, issued by Muslim scholars and politicians as a response to the widespread persecution against minorities by groups claiming Islamic justification for acts of violence. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Education and Training in Nonviolent Resistance

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Germany,Nuclear Energy,Philippines

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR394-Education-and-Training-in-Nonviolent-Resistance.pdf

Highlights key functions and outcomes of education/training in nonviolent civil resistance movements around the world.  Draws on four historical examples of successful nonviolent movements in Germany, the Philippines, Serbia, and the U.S.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

U. S. Leadership and the Challenge of State Fragility

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/US-Leadership-and-the-Challenge-of-State-Fragility.pdf

Calls for four principles of engagement to guide U.S. responses to the challenge of fragile states and the regional problems they create.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Atrocity Prevention Through Dialogue: Challenges in Dealing with Violent Extremist Organizations

Categories: Conflict Resolution

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR390-Atrocity-Prevention-through-Dialogue.pdf

Explores dialogue as a tool for short-term humanitarian relief and civilian protection as extremist organizations embrace mass violence as a means to advance their objectives. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Basque Conflict and ETA: The Difficulties of an Ending

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Spain

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR384-The-Basque-Conflict-and-ETA-The-Difficulties-of-An-Ending.pdf

Analyzes the lengthy process toward the disarmament and dissolution of the violent Basque separatist organization ETA, and extracts lessons for those engaged in efforts to pry armed groups away from violence in other contexts. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR376-Ashraf-Ghani-Pakistan-Outreach-Fighting-against-the-Odds.pdf

Analyzes Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s decision to embark on a policy of conciliation with Pakistan to secure greater cooperation in fighting Taliban militants on Afghan soil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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