In November 2012, troops from the M23 rebel group marched into the city of Goma, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN gave peacekeepers the mandate to take more offensive action to protect civilians. Within weeks the most powerful rebel group in the area had fallen apart and fled the country, and a new, more aggressive model of peacekeeping was ushered in. This model has the potential to shrink the areas where rebel groups like M23 commit violence against civilians.
244 Million on the Move and Counting: Five Ways to Understand the Dynamics of Migration
February 19, 2018in
Mixed migration takes many forms, including climate- or conflict-induced displacement, economic migration, asylum-seeking, forced labor, smuggling, or human trafficking. This is the first of five blog posts looking at mixed migration from different governance angles.
Legitimacy, Rationality, and the Danger of Social Media for Peaceful Societies
Legitimacy and trust in government are important for peace. But what happens when this trust erodes? People’s perceptions are not always based on rational criteria. We are ripe for manipulation regardless of what kind of political system we live under.
International Elections and Leaders: February 2018 Update
TIOS gives researchers and practitioners the opportunity to better understand conflicts and their outcomes when terrorists, rebels, and insurgents provide social services to theirs supporters. Read more.