Publications

The humanitarian dimension in the aftermath of a peace agreement: proposals for the international community in Colombia
Arte Callejera Bogotá by dawn paley with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/inkflip/12638126593/in/photolist-kfRrjs-kfNFrH-kfLHaM-kfP4ab-kfMXQV-kfPuce-kfRuPo-kfNVe2-kfPXBf-kfLUAx-kfP6vz-kfP9Y6-kfRF9G-kfR3CL-kfP9UM-kfMGJn-kfMDQZ-kvD8dw-7CRfU2 Francisco Rey Marcos , Sophie Duval 11 February 2015
After more than fifty years of armed conflict, the possibility exists of a peace agreement being reached between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army that could result in a real transition that will lead to a sustainable peace. more  
Africa’s pre-eminent peacemaker? An appraisal of South Africa’s peacemaking role in the Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO by United Nations Photo with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/14549139814/in/photolist-oaE9ob-oauEwz-oaHpSu-oczajX-cuMsr9-cuMuYJ-ovmGrm-ovmGHJ-ovn6w7-oKPAkS-oMPDYY-oLrnaM-oLrMwx-aNfy8D-7JZL8q-7jHDUD-fEkU7F-5XkYi8-6R5RbT-8GV7Ux-dTRGLX-pkkAZ4-p47VJ9-pkkAN2-pkkAUV-p48JWc-p48u11-pkkB54-p47VvU-pkA6Lf-qmRohx-7JVv3P-oLHgTr-oudQuW-oudvGg-oJFsi1-oLFuLG-oudRbf-oudPjE-oudPQE-oudr1U-oLFkzW-oLFkdy-dUSyWX-dzSXNP-dzSXJv-kTCmMf-djceVy-obxMQp-nU4que Milfrid Tonheim , Gerrie Swart 6 February 2015
This report examines SA’s agency and credentials as peacemaker in Africa through a case study of the country’s involvement in attempts to resolve the conflict in the DRC. more  
The new war for the Middle East
Syria_Taftanaz by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/ihhinsaniyardimvakfi/13535517914/in/photolist-bm59bu-byYHjR-bm4RcY-bm4Fiu-dvyBae-mC64Uw-mC66HG-mC53Nz-byZ1FX-byYJrH-bUQUbL-bnHKmL-bnHL2o-bUP7aS-bnHNku-ot4zdL-mC5196-mC4uCp-bnHQfu-byZ1Xn-6Drg6M-3dMJhR-bACEUv-bACEhK-bACFEt-bm4DXY-bm4RNy-bm4DLQ-byZ7Sn-byZ15H-byYHV2-bm4QFd-byYWp6-bm4ESh-byZ8yk-bm58vE-bm4EF7-byYxRF-byZ1mg-byYZL8-mC4Z8Z-mC66kN-mC4w9F-mC4xu6-mC69py-k6WpnW-mC4sRD-mC4sxx-mC6akG-6Drh8B David Gardner 4 February 2015
The would-be new caliphs of ISIS proclaim their intention to unite what were generally known as Greater Syria and Mesopotamia, tearing up the Levantine canvas designed by European imperialists and bulldozing its frontiers. more  
Arab Christians, IDF service and the Israeli ultra-nationalist right
IDF Soldiers During Operation Protective Edge by Israel Defence Force with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/idfonline/14840410803/in/photolist-oBoZ6M-oCfgJY-oxBuTf-c7GMQq-bjijbz-ogcbEh-hT7dVt-nynXjr-7R8nxa-okMbCo-oCfg6y-6JrRC2-9qSchM-nvbKvA-c28AHJ-ok8ZHF-o61Q2d-oCgXDP-oC4r5A-okMazG-ocpTWX-otCkfK-ocpTTF-orSEd3-ocpKhy-oxpHLP-gdnEZJ-onvrLz-oxFGWz-ogbMhs-oxtArJ-ozrnFK-dun4uS-ok9sca-ok8F47-6kqkBX-ozreUJ-o9L58f-gUrzy6-nv7hXz-bBSKHS-8X8L71-999Mxh-pwaNN3-pxVLWZ-pgGXs9-pgGU8y-pycKa4-pwaoBY-5SZfKY Yossi Alpher 30 January 2015
A campaign by small numbers of Arab Christians in Israel to encourage volunteer service in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), backed by leading figures on the Israeli political right, is being played out against a broad backdrop of Middle East dynamics. more  
Political parties and the social contract in fragile states
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ingmar/3933912349/in/photolist-6ZCk5Z-6ZCxxt-iKpMq4-fkHgcx-fkXq9f-fkXpAE-fkXqGJ-fkXpeb-fkHeFr-fkXqvh-fkHf2T-fkHfnD-fkHeQX-fkXp2U-fkHeXR-fkXoZs-fkXqAE-fkHf5D-fkXqid-fkXpHd-fkHgmM-fkHfMF-fkHfqz-fkHesp-fkHg6T-fkXpjQ-fkXoUN-fkXp8Q-fkXqLE-fkXqfu-fkXqmY-fkXpYm-fkHg2e-fkHfag-fkHftk-fkXq6h-fkXpUQ-fkXpCA-6ZGwT5-6ZChn6-6ZCrVT-6ZGuvd-ppERu2-ooJ1pp-49xWUG-49xVZb-49xWP7-49xWzU-49tRw8-6ZGeEw Clare Castillejo 28 January 2015
Political parties have a unique role to play in mediating state-society relations and shaping the social contract. However, in many fragile contexts weak and dysfunctional political parties act to undermine rather than strengthen the social contract. more  
African development: what role do the rising powers play?
Bilateral talks held ahead of the Sixth BRICS Summit_14 Jul 2014 by GovernmentZA with CC Licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/14659194755/in/photolist-jsUm4C-okocTa-jsSkvZ-jsSmPv-o48WSp-jWHkeA-jWFD9B-jWHmgA-o5iZvK-jWHmtQ-omzEDq-oimrtJ-okbFQq-oycALD-ozXgKX-owaHBj-oyaMmh-oyaMq5-nJvCfh-nJvCjA-oThduc-oThdmr Elling N. Tjønneland 23 January 2015
This report seeks to better understand the role of the BRICS countries and other rising powers in Africa’s economic development. The main focus is their role as providers of development finance and development aid. The report also analyses their role in relation to political developments and how these new powers balance strong commerci... more  
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