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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Political Parties in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR362-Political-Parties-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Assesses the contribution of political parties to date in the Afghan transition toward democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Neutrality in Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,History

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR360-Neutrality-in-Afghanistan%27s-Foreign-Policy.pdf

The withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan makes the country an area of competition for influence from neighboring countries.  This report examines the history of Afghanistan’s neutrality as a first step toward diplomatic solutions for conflict in the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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

 

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