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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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Expert Event: Big Cities

On Thursday 13 November, Clingendael and the Knowledge Platform Security and the Rule of Law hosted the expert event Big Cities: Sources of and Solutions to New Insecurities at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

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Non-conventional armed violence: new challenges and responses

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • December 31, 2014

A specially commissioned series of papers explores the new wave of violent groups that defy the models of traditional armed conflict.

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All for the few and the few for themselves?

Conflict and Fragility • December 04, 2014 (09:00) - December 04, 2014 (09:00)

On Thursday 4 December Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU) organizes a meeting for the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. The purpose of the event is to explore how elite interests and coalitions shape the priorities, culture, structure and accountability of security and justice organizations in fragile environments

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Beyond treating symptoms

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • November 03, 2014

Support to SMEs in fragile and conflict-affected states has become a priority for the international development community. Yet thorough analysis of the broader institutional context in which these SMEs operate is needed to explain inequalities in the wider enabling environment and to make these interventions successful.

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The Conflict Research Unit (CRU) is a specialized team within the Clingendael Institute, conducting applied, policy-oriented research and developing practical tools that assist national and multilateral governmental and non-governmental organizations in their engagement in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

 

Iraqi imbroglio: the Islamic State and beyond

24/11/2014 • Reports and papers

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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Measuring Security Progress: Politics, Challenges and Solutions

20/11/2014

Measuring security in fragile contexts is both politically laden and operationally challenging. The purpose of this expert event is to explore both these facets, while providing an opportunity to showcase examples of innovative practices from the field.

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Big Cities: Sources of and Solutions to New Insecurities

13/11/2014

Large cities across the developed and developing world act more than ever as globalized magnets for people, investments and power.

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Policy Review: Socio-economic development policies in fragile settings

19/09/2014 • Reports and papers
The last decade has witnessed the emergence of numerous policies seeking to improve people’s well-being and economic development in places that have come to be labelled as fragile: environments that are affected by or prone to violent conflict, or both.
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Beyond treating symptoms

03/11/2014 • Opinion

Support to SMEs in fragile and conflict-affected states has become a priority for the international development community. Yet thorough analysis of the broader institutional context in which these SMEs operate is needed to explain inequalities in the wider enabling environment and to make these interventions successful.

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Book launch - Illicit Networks and Politics in Latin America

29/10/2014 • Books and articles

On Monday, October 27th, Clingendael hosted the launch of a new book called Illicit Networks and Politics in Latin America. The book combines historical analysis, case studies of how the nexus between organized crime and politics is created and deepened.

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All for the few and the few for themselves?

04/12/2014

On Thursday 4 December Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU) organizes a meeting for the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. The purpose of the event is to explore how elite interests and coalitions shape the priorities, culture, structure and accountability of security and justice organizations in fragile environments

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Informal meeting on the Sahel with EUSR Michel Reveyrand de Menthon

29/10/2014

On the 29th of October, the Conflict Research Unit (CRU) of the Clingendael Institute will host an informal meeting with the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel, Michel Reveyrand de Menthon, which aims to bring together a diverse group of representatives from civil society, the policy

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Supporting justice and the rule of law in Mali

01/09/2014 • Multimedia

A widespread belief prevails that a lack of access and poor quality of justice in Mali contributed to the outbreak of the 2012 conflict and continues to create an environment conducive to extremism and organized crime. If true, strengthening the state of justice sector is a key priority.

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MINUSMA: The role of China

01/09/2014 • Multimedia

China’s involvement in Africa is developing rapidly. Since the late 1990s, China has created extensive economic ties with most African countries. It is also active in various peace operations of the United Nations throughout the continent.

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The regional dimension: Instability in the Sahel

01/09/2014 • Multimedia

As a crossing point between Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb/Mashreq, Mali has always been exposed to numerous cross-border political, economic and cultural influences, ranging from commercial activities around ancient trade and caravan routes to drug trafficking, transnational radicalism and

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The origins of the crisis in Mali

01/09/2014 • Multimedia

Within the international community, disagreements remain regarding the “real “origins of the crisis in Mali, its gravity and, by extension, the preferred conflict resolution mechanisms.

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