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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Using Technology in Nonviolent Activism Against Repression

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR357-Using-Technology-in-Nonviolent-Activism-against-Repression.pdf

Results of a July 2014 workshop on key challenges and opportunities in using technologies to support nonviolent civic movements in the twenty-first century.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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

 

Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems?

Categories: China,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2014/538955/EPRS_ATA%282014%29538955_REV1_EN.pdf

Brief summary of the controversy surrounding the election in Hong Kong.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Inclusive Approaches to Community Policing and CVE

Categories: Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR352_Inclusive-Approaches-to-Community-Policing-and-CVE.pdf

Provides guidance for the development of community policing programs and the role of women in such programs.  From the  United States Institute of Peace

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665008.pdf

Examines the extent to which the U.S. government identified potential risks of providing assistance to Egypt following the Arab Spring revolution, what support the U.S. provided to employees of nongovernment organizations who were prosecuted by Egypt, and the extent to which U.S. assistance has been affected by the prosecutions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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