Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Same Problems, New Decade

BY RÉJEANNE LACROIX The Balkan state of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has struggled to achieve a sense of national unity and economic prosperity since the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Over the years, discord between the regions that compose BiH has been routine as the federal entities of the Federation of Bosnia […]

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A chance for lasting peace in northern Mozambique: we must act now

BY LILLA SCHUMICKY-LOGAN, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and RICHARD RANDS With recent military successes resulting from multinational force operations against the violent extremist organization (VEO) in Cabo Delgado (known locally as al-Shabab), and the initiation of multistakeholder dialogue, there is a clear window of opportunity for peace in northern Mozambique. By building […]

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Libya: State Fragility 10 Years After Intervention

BY LANGDON OGBURN This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2011 NATO-led intervention in Libya—a decade that has included terrorist control, degraded civil services, and a civil war characterized by allegations of war crimes within the country. Libya rated as the Fragile State Index’s “most-worsened” country for the 2010 decade. Recent Libyan history offers […]

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Scotland’s Place in the World: Forward or Backward to Independence?

BY THOMAS HINKEL How would Scotland fare as an independent country? This question is not only the unavoidable issue in Scottish politics today, but the answer is intertwined with the broader question of the place of the United Kingdom within Europe—and the world as a whole—in a post-Brexit era. As former member of parliament and […]

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Mozambique has to balance military might with development initiatives

BY NKASI WODU This article was originally published by The Cable. Rwandan and Mozambican forces recently recaptured the port town of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique. The gain is just the latest in a series of wins by military forces to push back an Islamist insurgency in the country that has led to nearly […]

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📢 The #FragileStatesIndex is ready to launch! Please join us Wednesday, July 13th at 10am ET for analysis and discussion on #fragility, the rise of #authoritarianism, and more. Register now: https://t.co/d92HZMsDcD

Wonderful luncheon with H.E Amb. @MichalMlynar of @SlovakiaUNNY, my great friend & supporter @ASherinian, and other incredible guests to discuss a white paper on “#Faith & #Media: Partners for #Resilience in Civil Society”. Timely dialogue & great recommendations! @fundforpeace