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20 Dec 2018 description

Tensions with Russia, criminal networks and far-right extremists raise the risk of violence

By: Jonas Claes; Artem Miroshnichenko

20 Dec 2018 description

By: Jibrin Ibrahim; Saleh Bala

Nigeria’s military has largely degraded the capacity of Boko Haram since the peak of the insurgency in 2015. The government and security forces must now focus on winning the peace. This Special Report outlines the insurgency and its aftermath, the challenges facing the Nigerian government, the imperative of national police reform, and ways forward to stable and effective civilian-led governance.


12 Dec 2018 description

A respected peace negotiator has won concessions from Taliban on women’s rights—and proposes talks to win more.

BY: Palwasha L. Kakar

10 Dec 2018 description

Amid conflict and political uncertainty, the Geneva Conference emphasizes the inextricable link between peace and prosperity

By: William Byrd

07 Dec 2018 description

BY: Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire; Nicole Gerring; Laura Huber; Mirgul Kuhns; Grace Ndirangu

30 Nov 2018 description

Data shows monitoring efforts have slowed, government is responsible for most violations

By: Aly Verjee

08 Nov 2018 description

A dialogue to calm battles between herders and farmers is relevant for all of Africa.

By: Ena Dion; Isioma Kemakolam

29 Oct 2018 description

Afghan women have made fragile gains in the past 18 years—they could be lost if they remain excluded from peace talks.

By: Belquis Ahmadi; Marjan Nahavandi

23 Oct 2018 description

Drawing on extensive field research in Kenya and Liberia around the 2017 elections in those countries, this report uses local survey data to evaluate the effectiveness of seven prevention measures thought to reduce the risk of election violence. Its recommendations, directed primarily to the international community but offering utility for regional and national agencies, offer ways to strengthen existing practices or address shortcomings and gaps in programming and enhance their ability to shape environments conducive to peaceful elections.


22 Oct 2018 description

Operation errors and security risks undermined Afghans’ ability to vote. What does it mean for the 2019 presidential elections?

By: Scott Worden

20 Oct 2018 description

Women are ending their exclusion from peace processes—but the U.N. must help

Thursday, October 18, 2018 / BY: Danielle Robertson; Tabatha Thompson

18 Oct 2018 description

The Taliban could be a spoiler, but a successful election can set the course for credible presidential polls and advance the peace process.

By: Scott Worden; Belquis Ahmadi

16 Oct 2018 description

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / BY: Fred Strasser

Bloodshed in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala must be addressed on every front—like an epidemic disease.

11 Oct 2018 description

By: Illana M. Lancaster; Sahlim Charles Amambia, Felix Bivens, Munira Hamisi, Olivia Ogada, Gregory Ochieng Okumu, Nicolas Songora, Rehema Zaid

17 Aug 2018 description

Friday, August 17, 2018 / BY: Andrew Selth

01 Aug 2018 description

As the world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ festers, the local dynamics of the conflict remain overshadowed.

24 Jul 2018 description

Afghan Women Oppose Procedure as ‘Torture’

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / BY: Marjan Nahavandi; Muzhgan Yarmohammadi

Afghanistan this year adopted a new penal code that moves the country toward meeting international standards on criminal justice. At the same time, it underscores the continued difficulties of reinforcing rights for Afghan women and girls. One reflection of this is its preservation of the discredited practice of “virginity testing”—a decision that Afghan women increasingly have opposed.

11 Jul 2018 description

The world’s uprooted children will ignite a new generation of wars. Can we prevent it?

By: Kathleen Kuehnast, Ph.D.