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The Digital Revolution: Who Gets Left Behind?

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The rapid proliferation of mobile and Internet technologies has given rise to an unprecedented flow of communication between and among citizens and their governments and the ability to obtain and […]

Drones for Peace in Syria

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Author: | Date: March 2015

It is hard for the general public in the United States to connect to a crisis as catastrophic and brutal as the one devastating Syria. Four years have passed since […]

The Costs and Ethics of Modern Warfare

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The last decade has seen significant developments in military technology and a global re-thinking of military approaches to future threats. The focus of modern initiatives is to counter threats at […]

#PeaceTech

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Date: March 2015

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Crime in the Global Economy: Profit, Survival, and Rule

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Last year, authorities seized 1,300 kilograms of cocaine in Paris from an Air France fl originating from Caracas. In 2009, drug smugglers unloaded 10,000 kilograms of cocaine in Gao, Mali […]

Crime and Conflict: The New Challenge for Peacebuilding

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Organized crime, long considered a law and order problem, is now becoming part of development policy and other agendas. This shift reflects growing recognition that armed violence and associated fragility […]

Conflict Minerals, Ethical Supply Chains, and Peace

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Author: , | Date: September 2014

Diamonds and gold have an intensely emotional as well as monetary and industrial value. They symbolize love, romance, friendship, and far, far more. Human rights and environmental campaigners were onto […]

Taking the Conflict Out of Conflict Minerals

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Author: | Date: September 2014

In 2007, the electronics industry became the target of activist groups who argued that downstream companies to artisanal mining were contributing to violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]

The Trust Deficit and Stable Governance

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Most people do not trust their governments. Surveys suggest that worldwide, across the general public and among decision makers, the figure is now below 45 percent. This growing deficit looks […]

Water, Water, Disappearing Everywhere

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Fifty years ago, Lake Chad in Africa had a surface area of 25,000 square kilometers. Today, it has less than 2,000. The surface area of the Aral Sea in Central […]