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Talking with the Taliban: Should the Afghan Constitution be a Point of Negotiation?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR356-Talking-with-the-Taliban-Should-the-Afghan-Constitution-Be-a-Point-of-Negotiation.pdf

Seeks to examine various ways the Afghan negotiators could work toward a conflict settlement without sacrificing core principles of the constitution.  Compares the Afghan Constitution with the 2005 Taliban Order of the Islamic Emirate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: 2014

Categories: Arms Control,Conflict Resolution,Guns

http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/2014/index.htm

Describes the programs and partnerships that comprise the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.  Describes funding and activities of the U.S. around the world to destroy or impound conventional weapons such as landmines and ammunition storage sites.  From the State Department

 

Preventing Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR355_Preventing-Violent-Extremism-in-Kyrgyzstan.pdf

Offers perspectives on the national and regional dynamics of violent extremism with respect to Kyrgyzstan and the prospects for liberal democracy to survive in Central Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Religious Authority and the Promotion of Sectarian Tolerance in Pakistan

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR354_Religious-Authority-and-the-Promotion-of-Sectarian-Tolerance-in-Pakistan.pdf

Examines the determinants of religious tolerance in Pakistan, particularly among Shias and Sunnis and the role that religious authorities might play in reducing sectarian tensions.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Using Special Envoys in High-Stakes Conflict Diplomacy

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR353-Using_Special_Envoys_In_High-Stakes_Conflict_Diplomacy.pdf

Discusses how and when special envoys are used in critical diplomatic situations and what advantages they bring.  Based on interviews with former special envoys.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Civil Defense Groups: Developing Accountability

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR350_Civil_Defense_Groups_Developing_Accountability.pdf

Argues for the need to develop better accountability for and control over armed militias, when they are created by state authorities to provide security and assistance for state security forces. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Afghan National Police in 2015 and Beyond

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR346_The_Afghan_National_Police_in_2015_and_Beyond.pdf

Describes the struggle to transition the Afghan police force from a wartime footing to a community policing model.    Calls for more foreign assistance for this task.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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