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Talking to Groups That Use Terror

Talking to Groups That Use Terror

Editors Nigel Quinney and A. Heather Coyne | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 90
Pages: 105

This volume poses and attempts to answer a series of basic, but complex, questions regarding engagement of proscribed armed groups (PAGs). This handbook is part of the Peacemaker’s Toolkit series, published by the United States Institute of Peace.

Working with Groups of Friends

Working with Groups of Friends

Teresa Whitfield | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 42
Pages: 84

This volume explores how peacemakers can productively work with informal mini coalitions of states or intergovernmental organizations that provide support for resolving conflicts and implementing peace agreements—an innovation often referred to as groups of “Friends.” This handbook is part...


Debriefing Mediators to Learn from Their Experiences

Debriefing Mediators to Learn from Their Experiences

Simon J. A. Mason and Matthias Siegfried | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 52
Pages: 58

This handbook enhances the practice of mediation by showing how lessons from individual mediators can be identified and made available both to their organizations and to a wider practitioner audience. It also gives guidance to staff debriefing mediators who are or have been directly involved in...

Timing Mediation Initiatives

Timing Mediation Initiatives

I. William Zartman and Alvaro de Soto | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 48
Pages: 57

A mediation initiative cannot be launched at just any time if it is to succeed. The conflict must be ripe for the initiation of negotiation. Parties resolve their conflict only when forced to do so, or when each party’s efforts to achieve a unilaterally satisfactory result are blocked and the...

Managing Fighting Forces: DDR in Peace Processes

Managing Fighting Forces: DDR in Peace Processes

Kelvin Ong | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 35
Pages: 78

Providing guidance on the mediation and negotiation aspects of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programs, this toolkit lays out eight detailed steps that mediators can take to establish appropriate linkages between DDR and other aspects of a peace process. This handbook is part...


Traditional Authorities’ Peacemaking Role in Darfur

Traditional Authorities’ Peacemaking Role in Darfur

Jérôme Tubiana, Victor Tanner, et al | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 27
Pages: 104

As broader peace efforts have faltered, the international community has increasingly focused on the capacity of local communities in Darfur to regulate conflict in their midst. This report examines the traditional justice system in Darfur and points to challenges facing traditional authorities, as...

Informal Justice and the International Community in Afghanistan

Informal Justice and the International Community in Afghanistan

Noah Coburn | Human Rights
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 48
Pages: 96

Informal justice is an often debated yet poorly understood concept in Afghanistan. Generally, it refers to a series of mechanisms, such as local councils (shuras and jirgas), that are outside of the state’s direct control—though not necessarily beyond its influence and that are used to resolve...

Sensing and Shaping Emerging Conflicts

Sensing and Shaping Emerging Conflicts

Andrew Robertson and Steve Olson | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 46
Pages: 68

A variety of technologies from cell phones and the Internet, to satellites and sensors are transforming the possibilities for ameliorating conflict and creating opportunities for peace building. Rapid increases in the availability and utility of various communications devices are creating new...


Domestic Barriers to Dismantling the Militant Infrastructure in Pakistan

Domestic Barriers to Dismantling the Militant Infrastructure in Pakistan

Stephen Tankel | Politics
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 116
Pages: 64

Pakistan will continue to find it difficult to counter militancy more vigorously in its territory, and U.S. officials urging the country to make greater efforts should fully understand the obstacles. One is the Pakistan security establishment’s penchant for supporting militant groups it believes...

Counterinsurgency, Local Militias, and Statebuilding in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency, Local Militias, and Statebuilding in Afghanistan

Jonathan Goodhand and Aziz Hakimi | Reference
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Published: Feb 2014
Downloads: 55
Pages: 64

Arming local defense forces in Afghanistan has had mixed and often perverse effects on the security of local populations, according to this study on the role and impact of the Afghan Local Police in three provinces. These findings suggest that, as international forces draw down, the ALP will...

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