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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 […]

Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Colin P. Clarke Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The coronavirus pandemic has opened up similar opportunities for a range of terrorists, insurgents, and criminal organizations. Across the world, they are already seeking to acquire political legitimacy through the provision of public health services, especially in countries and regions where the government has been either unwilling […]

Youth, COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: Let’s Be Proactive
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Marc Sommers Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: There is a way to proactively respond to the impending COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere – and in a way that positively engages with youth and begins to undermine VEOs. The article outlines five issues to consider. To access this resource, please click here: “Youth, […]

Mapping Risk Factors for the Spread of COVID-19 in Africa
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Africa Center for Strategic Studies Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: This analysis provides a review of relative risk factors associated with the novel coronavirus as a means of generating potential insights into the varied and at times overlapping levels of vulnerability faced by each African country. Understanding the relative risks each country faces can better guide […]

The Economic Toll of Covid-19 on Southeast Asia: Recession Looms as Growth Prospects Dim

Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Amy Searight Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Southeast Asian economies are taking a huge hit in the global economic crisis caused by the spreading pandemic. The economic impact will be huge, on par with the fallout of the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis, or perhaps much greater. On the one […]

Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching

Author: The New Humanitarian Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The New Humanitarian is collecting updates about how the coronavirus is hitting emergency responses in vulnerable communities – from refugee camps and disaster displacement sites, to border crossings and conflict zones. To access this resource, please click here: “Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching“

Mexican Businesses Bolster Security To Combat Coronavirus-Related Crime

Author: Latin American Herald Tribune Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Retail establishments in shopping districts across Mexico are boarding up storefronts and paying for additional security guards amid fears that the country’s coronavirus-triggered economic paralysis will lead to a sharp increase in theft. To access this resource, please click here: “Mexican Businesses Bolster Security To Combat […]

Peace and Pandemics: How COVID-19 Will Impact Violence and What We Can do About It
April 19, 2020
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Author: Rachel Locke Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: As the world prepares for and responds to the direct health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, those of us who work on reducing violence and preventing conflict are also bracing. The coronavirus pandemic is already producing knock-on effects for safety at the individual level, the community level, and – potentially […]

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