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Building Stability Framework

Author: Department for International Development (DFID); International Alert Publication Date: January 2016 Summary: This framework provides evidence-based guidance about how UK aid can help build stability, to meet the commitments set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence & Security Review and the UK Aid Strategy. It describes how aid can best help communities, states, and […]

The Effect of ‘Stabilization’ in the Mandates and Practice of UN Peace Operations

Author: Alexander Gilder Publication Date: March 2019 Summary: In the last decade UN peace operations have begun to explicitly seek ‘stabilization’ in the states to which they are deployed. Despite the term being included in the titles of four missions, three of which are amongst the four largest operations currently deployed, and stabilization activities being […]

Russia in Review: Kremlin Tests Authoritarian Societal Control Measures During COVID-19 Crisis

Author: Institute of the Study of War; Mason Clark, Aidan Therrien Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Key Takeaway: Putin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is focused on shaping reality to conform to his desired narrative. The Kremlin is restricting the free flow of information on COVID-19, jailing doctors, and obfuscating its public infection numbers to […]

Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

Author: Human Rights Watch Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This document provides an overview of human rights concerns posed by the coronavirus outbreak, drawing on examples of government responses to date, and recommends ways governments and other actors can respect human rights in their response. To access this resource, please click here: “Human Rights Dimensions of […]

Conflict Sensitivity Considerations Relating to the COVID-19 Response in Libya

Author: Peaceful Change Initiative; Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya Forum Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This brief note is intended to aid international assistance providers to strengthen the conflict sensitivity of their support to the COVID-19 response in Libya. The note identifies potential conflict sensitivity considerations that assistance planners and project staff should keep in mind as […]

Building Sustainable Peace and Democracy: OSCE Experiences in South-Eastern Europe

Author: Organization for security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Publication Date: June 2018 Summary: This reference guide was developed by the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre to serve as a source of inspiration, including for its field operations working to build sustainable peace in other regions of the OSCE area. It is designed to provide insight […]

SNAP: Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding. An Action Guide

Author: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Publication Date: April 2019 Summary: This action guide seeks to build bridges between peacebuilding and nonviolent action practitioners so that methods are used strategically and effectively on the path toward conflict transformation. It shows how dialogue, direct- action skills, and approaches can be synergized to advance justice and […]

The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Author: Igarape InstitutePublication Date: November 2018 Summary: This handbook seeks to build more clarity to conflict prevention concepts and practice. Based on extensive consultation and with support from Global Affairs (Canada), it offers a working definition and a typology of innovative preventive approaches. In setting out a standard nomenclature, the goal is to help improve knowledge […]

Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA): Lessons Learned

Author: European Commission, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: The Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA) programme represents the first dedicated effort by the European Commission to implement a project outside of the EU with the specific objective of countering violent extremism. In line with the […]

Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism

Author: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This paper, “Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism,” reviews the current research on the drivers of violent extremism, describes the types of ABA ROLI programs that have the potential to counter extremism, and lays out recommendations and guidelines for […]

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