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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U. S. Leadership and the Challenge of State Fragility

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs

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

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

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

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


Uniting Our Strengths for Peace: Politics, Partnership and People: Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on United Nations Peace Operations

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,United Nations

Assesses the effectiveness of the organization which is carrying out 40 missions across four continents.  Examines the gap between what is being asked of UN peace operations and what they are able to deliver.  Calls for four shifts in design and delivery of future UN peace operations.  From the United Nations


Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya: A Hybrid Approach

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya

Since the fall of Muammar Gadhafi, Libya has become more violent.  This report examines the role of customary law and the potential of restorative justice in a transitional setting between chaos and democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Addressing Land Conflict in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution

Land disputes are a primary cause of conflict in Afghanistan where most land is untitled and unregistered.  This report examines the lessons learned from an attempt to test a new model of engaging community dispute resolution in formal land registration. From the United States Institute of Peace


Libyan Television and Its Influence on the Security Sector

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya,Religion/Ethics

Examines the extent to which polarization in the media reinforces polarization in the security sector in Libya.  From the United States Institute of Peace


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