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Finding common ground: US-China cooperation along the Belt and Road
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Finding common ground: US-China cooperation along the Belt and Road

China’s global development strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, spans many conflict-affected parts of the world. In this blog, Bernardo Mariani and Jason Calder reflect on a meeting last month that brought together experts to explore areas where China and the US can cooperate to contribute to peace and development. 

1 April 2019
“I want women to have their rights respected”
Case study

“I want women to have their rights respected”

Matluba Rajabalieva is chairperson of the Gharm Support Centre in Tajikistan which runs a number of projects to help vulnerable women, including providing free legal advice, psychological support, and support for women to set up their own business. Matluba talks to us about her work with women in her community, including her work with Saferworld to address people’s security concerns.

29 March 2019
A threat inflated? The countering and preventing violent extremism agenda in Kyrgyzstan
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A threat inflated? The countering and preventing violent extremism agenda in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, the issue of ‘violent extremism’ has come into focus in the last few years, and as a result authorities, donors, multilateral agencies and many international and national non-governmental organisations have shifted their attention to the 'preventing or countering violent extremism agenda.' But can the agenda properly address the security concerns of people in Kyrgyzstan? Or is it an externally-imposed priority that misses the mark in addressing deeper rooted drivers of conflict and societal issues?

15 March 2019