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The role of ex-rebel parties in building peace
Maoists_looking_for_votes By Francisco Anzola CC BY 2.0 Clare Castillejo 16 March 2016
Political parties can play an important part in shaping the direction of post-conflict peacebuilding, and parties that emerge from rebel movements have a particularly central role to play in this regard. While such groups are often uniquely placed to articulate the grievances that underlie the conflict and channel these into political... more  
Pakistani-Afghan relations after Karzai
By gcawflickr - originally posted to Flickr as Afghan election billboard, July 2009, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7540036 Safdar Sial 18 February 2016
Unlike his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has adopted a policy of rapprochement towards Pakistan. To that end he delayed the implementation of the strategic partnership agreement with India, sought close ties with Pakistan’s security establishment, and instituted specific initiatives to alleviate Pakistani con... more  
Political parties and peacebuilding
Well_red_Sirensongs with CC licence from Flickr CC BY 2.0 Clare Castillejo 27 January 2016
International peacebuilding actors have so far been wary of engagement with political parties. However, there is growing recognition of the importance of working with local political systems, institutions and parties in the promotion of peace. It is therefore important that international actors strengthen their understanding of politic... more  
The evolving domestic drivers of Indian foreign policy
 Indian Prime Minister Modi_by U.S. Department of State with United States government works licence Jason Miklian , Atul Mishra 19 January 2016
India’s landmark 2014 election brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power with a broad mandate to reshape the country’s foreign policy. more  
The consequences of conflict management in Israel/Palestine
palestine by Ms_Greene with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Seth Anziska , Tareq Baconi 12 January 2016
The recent return to violence across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza is harrowing, but sadly predictable. It comes on the heels of two events that underscore the desperate nature of the political landscape between Israel and the Palestinians, which is devoid of any prospects for a negotiated settlement. more  
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