Peace & Conflict Resolution

The Future of Peace: No Finishing Line

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Author: | Date: September 2014

In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1987, Oscar Arias Sánchez, president of Costa Rica, remarked, “Peace has no finishing line, no final destination. It is like climbing a […]

Conflicts of the Future: A Snapshot

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Date: September 2014

Non-state Actors and Competing Sources of Legitimacy in Conflict-Affected Settings

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Author: | Date: September 2014

In conflict-affected and fragile settings, national governments often lack strong legitimacy and authority across their territories and are often challenged with capacity and infrastructure constraints to deliver the basic services […]

Environmental Peacebuilding: Constructing a More Durable Peace

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Author: , | Date: August 2014

Natural resources are one of a country’s most critical assets for peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery. Land, forests, minerals, oil, water, and other resources are the foundations for rebuilding livelihoods and […]

A New Approach to Gender in Peacebuilding

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Author: | Date: May 2014

International Alert’s new report, Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding, published in March 2014, calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding highlights […]

A Revolution Asks Questions

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Author: | Date: March 2014

I still remember how I felt celebrating with thousands on Tahrir Square the night Hosni Mubarak was toppled. I was happy and proud. I believed that change would come. Whenever […]

Why Peace Depends on Women

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Author: | Date: March 2014

One-quarter of the world’s population—1.5 billion people—live in societies affected by war, where fundamental human needs go unsatisfied and communities are divided and insecure. The lives of women and children […]

Making Their Own Paths to Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Afghanistan’s political history and the ongoing violence across the country have directly affected women’s political participation and status in society. By the mid-1990s, the systematic subordination of women resulted in […]

Finding Peace for Men in the DRC

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Author: | Date: March 2014

The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is sometimes called the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. In reality, it is an equally dangerous place […]

A Mayor Speaks Out

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Author: | Date: March 2014

As mayor of Nili, Afghanistan, I am guided by the Afghani saying, “You will harvest what you planted before.” It is important for me, and women like me, that we […]