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Ursala Knudsen-Latta examines recent statements from US Secretary Rex Tillerson for insight into his foreign policy perspective
BLOG | 13 February 2017 - Ursala Knudsen-Latta
Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.
‘Strength through peace – not peace through strength’: a reaction to Trump’s America First foreign policy
David Alpher looks at the new US administration's foreign policy and outlines how President Trump could more effectively promote peace and security abroad
BLOG | 7 February 2017 - David Alpher
Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the...
RESOURCE | 30 January 2017
Where wealth and power is concentrated, security institutions may be instrumentalised to protect the economic and political elite at the expense of wider security and rule of law. Dr Rachel Kleinfeld calls this type of violence Privilege Violence, because it stems not from a state that is weak – but from a power structure that enables violence...
BLOG | 30 January 2017 - Dr Rachel Kleinfeld
The 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended a decade-long conflict in Nepal. The final formal component of this process was a new constitution, promulgated in September 2015. While welcomed by many, some provisions led to protests, particularly in areas already affected by conflict and fragility. The new constitution ushers in a...
RESOURCE | 26 January 2017
The 2030 Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - and their 169 targets - each require a set of indicators to monitor progress towards achieving the global goals. Once indicators are agreed, data will be required to hold governments accountable.
RESOURCE | 19 January 2017