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The case for contact: new challenges of mediation with armed groups

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • June 25, 2015

The role of mediators in armed conflicts is becoming increasingly difficult.

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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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Shifting the donor narrative in South Sudan

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • June 23, 2015

The crisis in South Sudan calls for a critical reflection on past and forthcoming aid practices in the country, and on the assumptions and ambitio

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Divergent approaches to improving security and justice in South Sudan

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • June 18, 2015

Improving the security and justice context is essential to a successful transition to peace and stability in South Sudan and to the realisation of the objectives of South Sudan’s struggle for independence. This paper focuses on how, and to what effect, the international community supported security and justice initiatives in South Sudan and makes suggestions for future improvements.

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Making Sense of Informal Economies in Fragile Contexts

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • June 17, 2015

Increased attention for job creation, private sector development and illicit financial flows in fragile contexts has rekindled policy interest in the phenomenon of economic informality. Yet, conventional responses to informal economies may not be suitable for fragile situations due to the particular challenges posed by the dynamics of fragility and conflict.

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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.

 

The case for contact: new challenges of mediation with armed groups

25/06/2015 • Reports and papers

The role of mediators in armed conflicts is becoming increasingly difficult. With many of today’s conflicts taking place in murky contexts of non-conventional violence, where the state is weak and multiple armed groups operate with diverse agendas, mediators are faced with many challenges.

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Shifting the donor narrative in South Sudan

23/06/2015 • Reports and papers

The crisis in South Sudan calls for a critical reflection on past and forthcoming aid practices in the country, and on the assumptions and ambitions that underpin them.

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Divergent approaches to improving security and justice in South Sudan

18/06/2015 • Reports and papers

Improving the security and justice context is essential to a successful transition to peace and stability in South Sudan and to the realisation of the objectives of South Sudan’s struggle for independence. This paper focuses on how, and to what effect, the international community supported security and justice initiatives in South Sudan and makes suggestions for future improvements.

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Marketing violence: Islamic State franchising as business strategy

17/06/2015 • Opinion

Over the last weeks, the battlefield fortunes of the Islamic State (IS) have waxed once more after a number of setbacks that some considered to be the beginning of its end.

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Yemen: under fire, desperate for peace

16/06/2015 • Opinion

Can the Yemen peace talks succeed? The dire humanitarian situation demands it but political factionalism and external interference may prove inordinate obstacles.

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Making Sense of Informal Economies in Fragile Contexts

17/06/2015 • Policy briefs

Increased attention for job creation, private sector development and illicit financial flows in fragile contexts has rekindled policy interest in the phenomenon of economic informality. Yet, conventional responses to informal economies may not be suitable for fragile situations due to the particular challenges posed by the dynamics of fragility and conflict.

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Meeting report: Security and stabilization in the Sahel region

09/06/2015 • Reports and papers

On 12 March 2015, Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU) organized a seminar in Bamako on security and stabilization issues in the Sahel region.

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A snapshot of Mali three years after the 2012 crisis

08/06/2015 • Opinion

This commentary presents a snapshot of Mali three years after the 2012 crisis by highlighting a number of pertinent political, security and economic trends and assessing their consequences for Mali’s stability in the medium term.

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Communities, insecurity and urban life in fragile states

02/06/2015 • Policy briefs

This policy brief builds on the insights from last year´s seminar `Big Cities: Sources of and Solutions to New Insecurities´ and points to some of the more critical and controversial aspects of urban insecurity, above all in fragile and conflict-affected states

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Annual Conference 2015 Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

24/06/2015

The third Annual Conference of the Knowledge Platform seeks to connect the dots between past activities and ongoing investigations. With forward-looking speakers and experts from the field, the conference will provide inspiring inputs and explore issues on the intersections of our thematic program

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Brown bag lunch: Iraq & the Middle East

03/06/2015

The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law is hosting a brown bag lunch with Dr Lina Khatib and Mr Mehdi Khalaji, to reflect on the main outcomes of the recent interactive brainstorm on the conflict in Iraq, and current developments in the Middle East.

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Roundtable: Africa in the global power context

04/06/2015

The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law is hosting an informal roundtable on Africa in the global power context and the future capabilities of the continent’s Big Five: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa with Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director and Head of the African Futures and Innovation Section of the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria.

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