Sharing responsibility: governance in the midst of conflict

Nov 2013
Governance that fails to respond to people’s needs or is detrimental to social cohesion can be both a root cause and a consequence of conflict. This report shares lessons learned from a five-year project increasing government accountability in conflict zones through public participation in policymaking, which took place in four conflict areas where governance issues are key factors in the persistence of instability and conflict.

La sécurité dans les communautés frontalières de la région de l’Union du fleuve Mano

Aug 2013

La manière dont les relations ethniques, culturelles et sociales s'étendent à travers les frontières nationales fait partie de la richesse de la région du fleuve Mano, mais elle a également contribué à l'expérience complexe et conflictuelle de la région ces deux dernières décennies.

Cette publication de recherche, crée en partenariat avec les ONG locales et les communautés frontalières des pays du fleuve Mano, a pour but de sensibiliser le public aux questions liées à l'insécurité communautaire aux frontières et aux moyens d'améliorer les politiques.

‘Living in a pressure cooker situation’ A needs assessment of youth in India-administered Kashmir

Dec 2012

At a time when young people worldwide are recognised for taking the lead in changing their societies, this participatory research is aimed at finding the perception and level of awareness of Kashmiri youth about their rights and duties. It also examines the social and political change they want to see, and what they need to effect this change in Kashmir.

The Impact of Conflict on Young People in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Dec 2012

The long-standing and intractable issue of Kashmir between Pakistan and India is of great importance for the young people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The costs of this deep-rooted conflict have become increasingly difficult for Pakistan and India, and for the people of the erstwhile state of Kashmir in particular.

Lebanon: a fate beyond its control? (Open Security)

Sep 2012
With violence in Syria making the headlines, Zahbia Yousuf and Marie-Joelle Zahar examine to what extent Lebanon can be responsible for its own fate, plus who's working to build peace, and how.

What will it take to end the LRA conflict?

Mar 2012

In this opinion piece Kennedy Tumutegyereize sets out the background to the LRA conflict and how regional and international action (and inaction) plays a part in perpetuating the conflict.

Ending the violence and insecurity caused by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict is more about empowering civil society and seeking and supporting local solutions across many countries than about keeping US military advisers in the region.

Beyond exclusion: rethinking approaches to status in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process

Mar 2012
Status – of territory, of parties to the conflict and of those mandated to resolve it – is central to the Nagorny Karabakh (NK) conflict. The question of what status NK should have lies at the heart of the dispute: independence, autonomy, self-government or some other formulation. While acknowledging the many conflicting perspectives on the issue, this discussion paper charts possible areas of convergence between Armenian and Azerbaijani interests, around which further dialogue might be conducted.

People’s perspectives on instability in West Africa: Case study report

Mar 2012
A case study report focusing on the peacebuilding perspectives of people living in the Mano River Union (Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire), Nigeria (Plateau and Niger Delta States) and Casamance (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia).

За пределами исключения: пересмотр подходов к вопросу статуса в нагорно-карабахском мирном процессе

Mar 2012
Статус, будь то территории, сторон конфликта или тех, кто наделен мандатом на его урегулирование, является центральной проблемой нагорно-карабахского (НК) конфликта. Вопрос о том, каким статусом должен обладать Нагорный Карабах: независимости, автономии, самоуправления или каким-либо другим, лежит в основе различий в подходах сторон. Признавая наличие множества несовместимых взглядов на этот вопрос, дискуссионная статья рассматривает возможные области конвергенции, или сближения, армянских и азербайджанских интересов, вокруг которых будет строиться будущий диалог.


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