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Playing Fair: Using Sports to Avoid Conflict in Nigeria

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Author: | Date: September 2013

In May 2004, I survived a violent riot in Kano, a city in northern Nigeria. Young men swarmed through the streets of my neighborhood, burning and destroying randomly in retaliation […]

A Living Reality? The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

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Author: | Date: September 2013

At the 2005 World Summit, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the concept of responsibility to protect (R2P). World leaders agreed that they each had to protect their own populations […]

Bringing Up the Child: Local Conflict Prevention Mechanisms in Kenya

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Author: | Date: September 2013

The Elder Community Growing up in Kenya’s beautiful rural areas, I was fascinated by the power of the elders, a group of old wise men sitting under a tree delivering […]

Letting the Other In: Conflict Prevention in Myanmar

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Kyoko Okumoto, a well-respected Japanese peacebuilder, once said to me, “I firmly believe that to be an effective peacebuilder you need to be able to trust.” By trust she did […]

The Business of Preventing Armed Conflict

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Preventing armed conflict might seem like a task only state agencies and civil society organizations are interested in, but businesses in conflict-prone areas are equally, if not more, interested in […]

Peacebuilding by the Numbers

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Author: | Date: September 2013

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Early Warning, Early Response: Lessons from Sri Lanka

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Most community-based violence can be prevented if the right information is delivered to the right stakeholders, at the right time, in the right format, enabling the stakeholders to take the […]

Separate Tracks, Common Goals: Preventing Genocide and Conflict

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Whether through quiet resolve or vocal outrage, the chorus of people saying “never again” to genocide and mass atrocities is growing. Many in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding […]

Beyond the Last Resort: The US Military and Conflict Prevention

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Author: | Date: September 2013

The military’s role in preventing violent conflict is often misunderstood. Civilians, policymakers, and practitioners have argued that the military should have little to no role in prevention, a perspective that […]

Peacebuilding by the Numbers

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Date: April 2013

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