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Report: EU as a security provider

Security and Conflict • Publications • December 18, 2014

Europe’s security and defence is back on the agenda due to the increasing turmoil at Europe’s eastern and southern flanks.

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The Sahel Programme

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • December 31, 2014

Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU) set up a new research programme on the political economy of instability in Africa’s Sahel region.

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Iraqi imbroglio: the Islamic State and beyond

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • November 24, 2014

The Islamic State has shown itself to be a formidable force through the extent of its support and the fear it sows, as well as its advanced communication and military capabilities. At the same time, it represents only the face of a much deeper political and security crisis in Iraq that stems from the poor quality of governance.

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Drugs, gangs and vigilantes

How to tackle the new breeds of Mexican armed violence?
This report analyses the objectives, structures and impact of non-conventional armed actors in Mexico, focusing on drug-trafficking organisations, street gangs and so-called self-defence forces.

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Course "Blue Economy" for South African diplomats

Anno 2014, there is a shared understanding between governments, the private sector, academic institutions, international organisations and others

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Jobs and internships

Here you will find details of our current vacancies

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Effective and active Dutch foreign policy: respecting traditional fences?

Active foreign policy should invest in education, health, democracy

In its new policy paper on international security the Dutch government seems to admit that the decision of the previous government to economize simultaneously on defense, diplomacy and development and to concentrate on short term economic interests was naïve.

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Four young boys in Azaz, Syria

The Arab seasons

It is only four years since the Arab spring was welcomed as a sign of hope and progress.

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