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Cross-sector partnerships in fragile settings

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • March 19, 2015

The growing conceptual attention and significant political commitment for cross-sector partnerships in settings affected by conflict and fragility sharply contrast with an apparent lack of empirical evidence.

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Understanding instability in Libya: will peace talks end the chaos?

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • March 17, 2015

Four years into the post-Qadhafi transition, Libya is home to two rivaling governments; numerous extremely powerful armed brigades, Islamic State strongholds; and a dangerous increase in criminal activity. Peace talks are held to bring together the warring parties in a national unity government. But can a political settlement end instability and violence?

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Between liberal peacebuilding and elite interests

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • March 16, 2015

This report examines how security improvements have been achieved across a range of post-conflict contexts with a strong focus on the cases of Liberia and Timor-Leste.

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

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • March 04, 2015

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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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.

 

Understanding instability in Libya: will peace talks end the chaos?

17/03/2015 • Opinion

Four years into the post-Qadhafi transition, Libya is home to two rivaling governments; numerous extremely powerful armed brigades, Islamic State strongholds; and a dangerous increase in criminal activity. Peace talks are held to bring together the warring parties in a national unity government. But can a political settlement end instability and violence?

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Between liberal peacebuilding and elite interests

16/03/2015 • Reports and papers

This report examines how security improvements have been achieved across a range of post-conflict contexts with a strong focus on the cases of Liberia and Timor-Leste.

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Cross-sector partnerships in fragile settings

19/03/2015 • Opinion

The growing conceptual attention and significant political commitment for cross-sector partnerships in settings affected by conflict and fragility sharply contrast with an apparent lack of empirical evidence.

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After the Malian crisis: security and stabilization in the Sahel

12/03/2015

On Thursday 12 March 2015, within the framework of the Sahel program supported by the Nationale Postcode Loterij, the Clingendael Institute’s Conflict Research Unit is organizing a workshop in Bamako (Mali) entitled:

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The tricky business of using greater force in UN peace operations

04/03/2015 • Policy briefs

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

04/03/2015 • Reports and papers

There is no easy way for a Europe-based humanitarian organisation to negotiate access to areas controlled by an armed group whose ideology positions it in opposition to Western power and values.

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Do-it-yourself Islam? Views on the religious credibility of the IS

27/02/2015 • Opinion

The so-called Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Islam enjoys little support among leading Sunni and Salafist preachers. At the same time, you shouldn’t expect these religious leaders to help stem the tide of disaffected Muslims making their way to IS strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

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Crime and the state: Latin America’s season of scandal

26/02/2015 • Opinion

In Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, major scandals have highlighted the murky links between serious crime and the political arena. Why have hopes of reform been dashed?

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From violence to politics? Transforming non-conventional armed groups

24/02/2015 • Reports and papers

Is it possible to envisage the use of political incentives as bargaining chips when negotiating with organised crime networks, youth gangs and other “non-conventional” violent actors? What types of political incentives could be provided and what challenges might they represent for democracy?

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From neglect to hyperactivity: the regional force against Boko Haram

20/02/2015 • Opinion

CRU Project Assistant Thibault van Damme offers his thoughts on the setting up of a regional force to take on Boko Haram.

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Commentary: Bamako’s new government

16/02/2015 • Opinion

CRU Senior research fellow Grégory Chauzal reflects on Mali’s recent cabinet reshuffle and its implications.

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Measuring Security Progress: Politics, Challenges and Solutions

21/01/2015 • Reports and papers

Discussions and Findings from an Expert Meeting held 20 November 2014 at The Netherlands Permanent Representation to the UN

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