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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR413-Engaging-Religion-and-Religious-Actors-in-Countering-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Offers practical guidelines for policymakers to understand the role of religion in political violence and best practices for partnering with religious officials to respond to the challenge.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686745.pdf

Latest report on the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security in an area wracked by violence.  Includes information about the supply chain for conflict minerals like gold, efforts to encourage responsible sourcing, and sexual violence in the eastern Congo.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Conflict Management Training for Peacekeepers: Assessment and Recommendations

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR411-Conflict-Management-Training-for-Peacekeepers.pdf

Examines the role of conflict management training in preparing peacekeepers for United Nations/African Union missions.  Discusses findings and offers recommendations. From the United States Institute of Peace

(Africa     conflict resolution)

 

Kashmir: Line of Control and Grassroots Peacebuilding

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,indonesia,Pakistan

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr410-kashmir-line-of-control-and-grassroots-peacebuilding.pdf

Evaluates the success of local peacemaking efforts in the boundary area, known as the Line of Control, between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir Valley.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

Peace Education in Pakistan

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Pakistan

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr-400-peace-education-in-pakistan.pdf

Describes the current status of peace education in Pakistan and some of the problems in promoting this approach.  Examines nine representative peace education initiatives to better understand what types of interventions were most effective and more.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women in Nonviolent Movements

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR399-Women-in-Nonviolent-Movements.pdf

Examines the influence of gender dynamics on women’s contributions to nonviolent movements, and how women capitalize on these dynamics to create special opportunities for participation and tactical innovation.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Beyond

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/The-Jihadi-Threat-ISIS-Al-Qaeda-and-Beyond.pdf

20 experts from U.S. think tanks and universities explore the world’s deadliest movements, their strategies, the future scenarios, and policy considerations. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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