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Brexidiocy and Somalia

by Alex de Waal

Somalia is a sad illustration of how Brexit is tangibly reducing British influence internationally. The general rule of thumb for EU policy in Africa has been that it is determined one third by France, one third by the UK and one third by the rest. This gave the UK disproportionate influence. The UK has taken the […]

November 15th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Beyond Sectarianism? Transnational Identity Politics & Conflict in the Modern Middle East: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Beyond Sectarianism? Transnational Identity Politics & Conflict in the Modern Middle East: Pasts, Presents, Futures

By Jessica Watkins

Sectarian violence is decreasing across the Middle East, if largely due to mass displacement and harsh settlements imposed in states emerging from conflict. Alongside this decrease, an aggressive strain of transnational sectarian politics which has gripped the region for the past few decades is abating, at least for now. But while in principle, this lull creates a […]

November 7th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Iraq’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Case Study for Public Spending Reform

Iraq’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Case Study for Public Spending Reform

by Ali Al-Mawlawi

This post was originally published on the LSE Middle East Centre blog. You can find out more about the Conflict Research Programme’s work in Iraq and the wider Middle East, here.

Among the most important questions awaiting the next Iraqi government will be how to rein in public sector spending while simultaneously addressing the needs of 2.5 million […]

October 18th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    What Works in Security Interventions: Rethinking DDR in Today’s Violent Conflicts

What Works in Security Interventions: Rethinking DDR in Today’s Violent Conflicts

by Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn

This post was inspired by Tatiana’s Carayannis presentation at a panel discussion entitled “The Changing Landscape of Armed Groups: Doing DDR in New Contexts” on 1 May 2018 in New York. The World Bank Group, UN Department of Peacekeeping and the Social Science Research Council organized the event, and the meeting note can be […]

October 3rd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Rethinking rebel rule: How Mai-Mai groups in eastern Congo govern

Rethinking rebel rule: How Mai-Mai groups in eastern Congo govern

by Kasper Hoffmann and Judith Verweijen

Around the world, vast amounts of people live in areas marked by rebel presence. A growing body of scholarly work examines “rebel governance”, which has emerged as an interdisciplinary field of study. Scholars in this subfield typically share a desire to go beyond stereotypical images of rebels as violent savages or as greedy warlords. By […]

October 3rd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Accountability for famine: Learning from the chiefs’ courts in South Sudan

Accountability for famine: Learning from the chiefs’ courts in South Sudan

by Naomi Pendle

After recent famines, accountability for starvation is back on the global agenda.  At the same time, sub-national authorities who live through periods of extreme hunger are also trying to make starvation socially and legally unthinkable.

In recent years, South Sudan has hit the headlines as a prime example of famine and widespread, protracted hunger. This hunger has been […]

October 3rd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Review of: Paul D. Williams, Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A history and analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Review of: Paul D. Williams, Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A history and analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017. Oxford University Press, 2018.

by Alex de Waal

Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is the AU’s largest, most ambitious, most complex and most dangerous peace support operation. It has rivalled and often surpassed United Nations peace missions in size and challenges. Paul Williams has written a thorough, […]

October 3rd, 2018|Book Reviews|1 Comment|