The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protecton November 4, 2016
In 2005 the member states of the UN committed to preventing and stopping the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. This commitment was formally called the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), and it clarified states' obligations under international law to stop and prevent these atrocities.&nb
From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra LeoneWritten by Marie O'Reilly on October 18, 2016
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What International Donors Should Know About Drought and Conflict in Sub-Saharan AfricaWritten by Curtis Bell on September 29, 2016
Some argue that climate change effects pose one of the greatest risks for political violence, and others argue there is no relationship whatsoever. A new study shows that there is gray area between the two sides, and offers policy implications for international donors.
The Power of Networks in Maritime Security: What the Fight Against Piracy Can Teach Us About Irregular MigrationWritten by Jens Vestergaard Madsen on September 16, 2016
Addressing the developing crisis around irregular migration by sea will require international institutions to work quickly to address the humanitarian, practical, and legal challenges posed by irregular migration. Applying lessons learned from the effective international response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia may allow for internationa
Conditional Relationships Between Drought and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan AfricaWritten by Curtis Bell, Patrick W. Keys on August 15, 2016
Few cross-national studies provide evidence of a relationship between environmental scarcity and conflict, although much of the literature claims that destabilizing effects of environmental crises can be mitigated by the right sociopolitical conditions.
After the Release: The Long-Term Behavioral Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and FamiliesWritten by Chirag Bahri, Kellie Brandt, Alexander Dimitrievich, Karina Fernandez, Tom Holmer, Niyati Malhotra on June 24, 2016
More than 3,000 seafarers have been held hostage by Somali pirates since 2001, with a significant, but unknown, number of seafarers kidnapped in other parts of the world. These seafarers, and their families, have faced fear and uncertainty, and in some cases, direct abuse.
Somali Diaspora Investment Survey ReportWritten by Jay Benson, Lee C. Sorensen, Alexandria E. Wise, Lindsay Heger on June 16, 2016
As the Somali regions continue to emerge from decades of civil war, investment is expanding, banks are opening their doors, and Somali exports are increasingly finding markets.
What Happens After Glass Ceilings Shatter? The Influence a First Female Leader Has on Women’s Representation in Elected OfficesWritten by Curtis Bell on June 14, 2016
This paper leverages data from the fifty democracies that have had a female leader to better understand how women in the highest levels of government affect women’s representation in other elected offices.