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European leverage and a new Israel-Palestine approach
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshhough/338983272/in/photolist-vXnVb-vXoJ1-vXrmg-oiJ1GA-tTm81-tTm66-vXqpp-tTmGU-tTm72-vXtAY-vXt9r-vXrYG-vXpik-j4q2Q-j4q2M-onvNVB-j4q2R-j4oW7---5PMniB-oyJyuw-5PRoX9-og2rTn-ohsbfy-5PMpmR-4mBmm7-5PRkWL-5PMsuV-atvyCp-5SYoVQ-5PRJuE-nt5Q2i-5PMo5k-8Bhfty-o3M39E-5PMpv2-5PRkM1-5PRFZ9-5PMtVr-5PQmxe-5PMnS2-gjgX1t-5PMk2a-5PMhJH-j4qDa-iqShk-j4qSi-j4q2N-j4oW2 Lara Friedman 2 December 2014
The time has come for Europe to adopt a new Middle East policy paradigm in which European leverage is identified and employed as part of a coherent effort aimed not at altering the behaviour of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but at altering the political environment in which Netanyahu and his challengers on the right operate. more  
The United Nations and a peace process strategy for Syria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/15308356267/in/photolist-pAXsUV-pBcLhd-pjJYbj-pBeBtv-pzc5EJ-pjHEbV-pjHEme-pjKjZ2-pAXtiv-pjKjWM-pjKk8i-pjKkbp-pzc5yS Leila Hilal 1 December 2014
The United Nations (UN) secretary-general’s appointment of a new special envoy for Syria presents an opportunity for building an inclusive peacemaking strategy for the country. This policy brief provides a series of recommendations for the development of a strategy led by the UN with support from key countries. more  
Sealing a Colombian peace deal: challenges of citizen ratification
espera y esperanzas by Marisali with CC License from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/marisali/2242672399/in/photolist-4qbhnv-7PFNPq-7PBQ7e-25ZaZN-4rDDwB-4qfkim-4qbhec-4qbhjv-4qfkZu-4qbhtB-4DvdgD-7PCk5X-4GNo76-4qfkT5-4qo4uy-4qbhAg-7PC4yP-51x5gc-4DoJ1X-4qbhCV-4GSxBA-pojg5Y-7PxMPD-7PBLGu-7PxMRD-4rHEym-8kRjRX-51X2uJ-4rmhrW-4DzjJA-4Dvc1r-56ythC-4Dvuwp-8kTUyA-4qnXf6-4rh8cc-4Hf5Xy-59Hv9P-7PxMTg-7PBLJo-4fa5mg-87mx8x-4qbh8H-4vC1jQ-4vC1jJ-4GSxTY-4DsZoW-27BMxT-4DzCmb-2bdF6h Silke Pfeiffer 20 November 2014
While a peace agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government seems to be within reach, a number of substantial and procedural issues might still cause controversies. One such topic is the question of how a potential peace agreement should be ratified. Both parties have made clear that r... more  
Venezuela’s foreign policy: a mirage based on a curse
Colorful Old Oil Barrels by L.C. Nøttaasen with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/magnera/3755006104/in/photolist-6HPouy-5DZkFa-Ep9wo-oKNKfF-oKPxkg-jk1CN-9JgVY7-9JgUo7-9JfngT-2XGr9F-dmApRi-41uovT-5gf7gk-9JgSwQ-2TNt3g-dhSq8P-88Wpkk-2BS1SQ-2BRZiU-4och6D-Ep9y2-5NHiHg-8ESjhy-dhStvf-dhSo7Z-dhSrNv-dhSwyi-ez6pL-8unWva-61vUyF-fDdhAL-fCVBQg-ao6MNe-sey73-ao9zmh-bX4Jon-KpuhE-66a8j-uSmfZ-2CRpcb-b73SMT-b7CQpT-6am9jk-3brkWN-5jQVjm-9moxrU-4BnnXt-6b6ku9-Tkbah-9HCZmh Jean-Paul Marthoz 19 November 2014
Venezuela’s foreign ambitions have been a mirage based on a resource curse. Oil diplomacy has undoubtedly opened doors from Latin America to China and Africa, but Venezuela has failed to end its mono-commodity dependence. Both its foreign policy and domestic programmes remain hostage to fluctuations in oil prices and the country’s reso... more  
Beyond terror: addressing the Boko Haram challenge in Nigeria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/69583224@N05/15001673997/in/photolist-nv5U9R-nv5KgR-ndSQrr-nv7753-ndT4AT-ndSPBc-oRCXPU-oRDv2F-oRCpHt-oRDrfo-p98HcD-agzCgL-7qPiWF-oRDr7N-nqnPct-nqnEum-nGQwfu-nJDwu6-noQa2t-nkaFXc-nzBqg5-nkauyJ-nBDXSo-ehTHdY-nBE9mk-nqJoHh-nFbovW-nH2PYS-nGW9sr-nqJoWJ-nH2QmW-nqJqQV-nqJqDT-nqJKLt-nGW8ox-nFbnVh-nGW8TF-nHe2UM-nHcmhS-nqJoB5-nHckFS-nqJnsS-nH2Qfo-nH2Qem-nqJLyk-nqJp3W-nFbp8C-nqJp9C-nHcmCG-nyQDZM Kate Meagher 11 November 2014
Addressing the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria requires policymakers to look beyond Western security templates of Islamic terrorism to grasp the underlying causes of what is primarily a Nigerian conflict. This policy brief examines the four explanatory factors behind the insurgency: economic marginalisation, governance failur... more  
Summary: Past the point of no return? A rights-based framework for international engagement in Israel/Palestine
Hiba Husseini , Omar M. Dajani 30 October 2014
Summary of the report Past the point of no return? A rights-based framework for international engagement in Israel/Palestine &nb... more  
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