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From neglect to hyperactivity: the regional force against Boko Haram

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • February 20, 2015

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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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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From violence to politics? Transforming non-conventional armed groups

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • February 24, 2015

Is it possible to envisage the use of political incentives as bargaining chips when negotiating with organised crime networks, youth gangs and oth

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Commentary: Bamako’s new government

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • February 16, 2015

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

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Commentary: Sergei Boeke discusses the fluid nature of jihadist groups

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • February 02, 2015

Sergei Boeke, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Couter-Terrorism (ICCT)/ The Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC), discusses the fluid nature of jihadist groups.

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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.

 

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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Azawad and the rights of passage

12/01/2015 • Reports and papers

Over the past decade the displacement of narcotics supply lines has placed the remote and marginalised Sahara-Sahel region on the international drug route to the European market. Border control has become of primary importance, and an essential part of understanding the dynamics of competing political claims and armed movements.

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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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Commentary: Sergei Boeke discusses the fluid nature of jihadist groups

02/02/2015 • Opinion

Sergei Boeke, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Couter-Terrorism (ICCT)/ The Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC), discusses the fluid nature of jihadist groups.

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Drugs, gangs and vigilantes

08/12/2014 • Reports and papers

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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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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