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Cuba: change and continuity
Cuba_by jordi_martorell with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Augusto Varas 23 December 2015
The recent loosening of U.S.-imposed economic, travel and financial restrictions on Cuba are creating increasing expectations that the island’s economy will move towards a liberal-democratic and market-oriented system that will open up new opportunities for foreign companies in the island. more  
The rise of Buddhist-Muslim conflict in Asia and possibilities for transformation
Iselin Frydenlund 15 December 2015
Violence against Muslim minorities in Buddhist societies has increased in recent years. This policy brief identifies local as well as global drivers for Muslim-Buddhist conflict and the rise of Buddhist nationalism. It then shows how Muslim-Buddhist conflict can be addressed, most importantly through the engagement of local religious l... more  
The peace process in Mindanao, the Philippines: evolution and lessons learned
Monument of Peace and Unity by shankar s. with CC licence from Flickr CC BY 2.0 Kristian Herbolzheimer 2 December 2015
The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (2014) marks the first significant peace agreement worldwide in ten years and has become an inevitable reference for any other contemporary peace process. more  
Russia’s policy in the Middle East imperilled by the Syrian intervention
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 at Latakia (2) by Mil.ru CC BY 4.0 via Commons - httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFile Pavel K. Baev 27 November 2015
The military intervention launched by Russia in Syria in September 2015 has altered the character of this protracted civil war and – quite remarkably – has both advanced and jeopardised Russia’s positions in the Middle East. more  
Fixing fragile states: a country-based framework
MONUSCO Conducts Joint Operation with Congolese Forces in Beni by UN Photo_with CC licence from Flickr BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/13313977255/ Seth Kaplan 9 November 2015
The new Country Fragility Assessment Framework, which systematically examines the societal and institutional sources of fragility, can help decision-makers make more precise diagnoses and better target interventions. more  
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