Author Archives: FFP Interns

“Could it Happen in France As Well?” A Data Analytics View of the French Elections

BY J.J. MESSNER AND ALEXANDRA KAPITANSKAYA There are probably few French elections in recent times that have captured quite this level of international attention, particularly in the Anglosphere. Certainly, the stakes are high, as two candidates with vastly different views on French identity, French values, and the role of France in the world square off […]

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“To the American People” – Why Foreign Aid and Development Spending is Good for America

BY J.J. MESSNER Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, commented in a March 19 interview on Meet the Press,

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2016

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH* The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, […]

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Remembering Nigeria’s Women and Girls on International Women’s Day

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND HANNAH BLYTH As we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, we are reminded there are still many areas of the world where women and children face violence and insecurity. In Nigeria, sexual abuse and violence perpetrated against women and children remains prevalent in communities throughout the country.

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Niger Delta Conflict Tracker: Q3, 2016

BY PARTNERS FOR PEACE, FUND FOR PEACE, PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) This quarterly tracker looks at the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors and incidents of violence, and their pressures on peace and stability in the Niger Delta. It is not designed as a conflict analysis, but rather, it is intended […]

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Identifying local agency in communities on the 'front line' of climate change and fragility is key to addressing vulnerabilities writes @intalert's Jessica Hartog for the 2021 #FragileStatesIndex