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A world without order? Clingendael Monitor 2015

Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs • Publications • February 16, 2015

Clingendael has published the Clingendael Monitor 2015. This report shows an international order that increasingly will be conditioned by the relations between the great powers.

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How should Europe respond to Russia? The Dutch view

EU Affairs • Publications • February 25, 2015

The Dutch have consistently combined excellent economic relations with Russia with a broader critical dialogue, which has included discussions on politically sensitive issues such as human rights. Balancing the two has always been difficult, often leading to tensions in the relationship.

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The tricky business of using greater force in UN peace operations

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • March 04, 2015

The authority granted by the United Nations Charter to use force to protect international peace and security has long lain dormant. The end of the Cold War, the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica and the ‘Brahimi report’ put discussions on the need for greater use of force on the UN’s agenda in the early 2000s.

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Red lines and al-Shabaab: negotiating humanitarian access in Somalia

There is no easy way for a Europe-based humanitarian organisation to negotiate access to areas controlled by an armed group whose ideology positio

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New Chairman of the board of Clingendael Institute

Prof. Mr. Paul van der Heijden has taken up the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Clingendael. He succeeds Dr. Bernard Bot, who has resigned eafter a statutory eight-year term.

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Gas: Sharing experiences with Mozambique

Recently Mozambique discovered an enormous gas reserve off shore. The country aims at developing its gas sector and seeks international experience and advice on how to do this in a comprehensive way.

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Working Visits in the International City of Peace and Justice

Training diplomats to increase their effectiveness in international relations and diplomacy can take many different forms. Sessions at Clingendael vary from lectures, expert meetings, exercises to skills training. Yet Clingendael’s full diplomatic training programmes hardly ever take place at our Institute alone.

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The Sahel Programme

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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