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    Conflict early warning using data-driven approaches and the development of technological platforms and capacity building
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  • Partnerships

    Peacebuilding through convening multistakeholder dialogue and development of stakeholder networks
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    Building the capacity of local communities and practitioners on conflict early warning and peacebuilding methodologies
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Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Early Warning and Conflict Prevention: can indexes play a role?

BY ANNE-ELÉONORE DELEERSNYDER and FRANCESCA BATAULT Since the 1990s, conflict prevention has gained increasing prominence in academic research and practice, with the goal of decreasing the human toll and economic costs of violent conflicts.[1] The foundational text of the European Union (EU) – the Maastricht Treaty (1992) – identifies conflict prevention as one of the […]

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Escalation of Violence Deals a Major Setback to Previous Optimism on Palestinian-Israeli Relations

BY DANIELLE BATTERMAN Since their democratic election in 2006, and military takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Hamas’ lack of international legitimacy has served as a major obstacle for advancing the Palestinian national project. As the non-secular party option to Fatah, Hamas’ electoral win signaled the triumph of a hardline stance against Israel among […]

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PIND: Humanizing Intervention for the Good of All

BY HADLEY CHRISTMAN The short film For the Good of All is an illustration of the importance and success of community-centered intervention when reducing violence and poverty in developing countries. In America, areas such as the Niger Delta are often perceived by the layman as helpless without Western intervention and aid, and are thereby branded […]

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GERDlock: Inaction as a Method of Dominance on the Blue Nile

BY NATOSHA HODUSKI As yet another round of negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) commenced this week, looking back on the decade of failed negotiations between the three main riparian states – Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt – may offer us some insight into the future of the Nile River Basin. The negotiations among […]

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Ending Violence by Providing Opportunity

BY KATHLEEN SMITH Since October 2017, a group of Islamist insurgents known internationally as Ansar al-Sunna — and locally as al-Shabab, despite no apparent connection to their Somali namesakes — have brought chaos to the northern province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique by attacking villages and propagating terror. Their actions have resulted in an estimated […]

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This week's Future Trends from AfP & @GlobPeaceIndex analyzes news stories from across the globe - the Peruvian Prime Minister resigns, a top Pakistan Taliban leader is killed, and more - to deliver insight into the future.

Read the full publication here: https://t.co/UposQOHar9