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August 21, 2018

Does Focusing on Victimhood Perpetuate Conflict?

In creating an international day for victims of terrorism, the UN emphasizes “the important role of victims in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism.” But what if its emphasis on the word victim deepens conflict and makes peace less likely? The focus should be on agency and empowerme...
August 20, 2018

Violence and Votes: Do Coups Follow Coups?

This is the fourth post in a five-part, weekly series on elections in dictatorships. Visit our CoupCast site for information about our REIGN database and previous commentary on coups d’état.
July 30, 2018

Investing in Sustainable Fisheries in Somali Waters

If yellowfin tuna are unsustainably fished, which tunas are sustainably-fished in Somali waters and what makes them unique? What role do sharks play in the Somali coastal marine ecosystem? And why are anchovies, herrings, and sardines more sustainable alternatives? Find out more in our Story Map abo...
May 23, 2018

Angling for Equality: Why women are vital to maritime security

Defying traditional expectations, women are increasingly present at sea. Their full participation in the economy, political decision-making, and society is key to addressing maritime challenges, but gender equity in the maritime space is pervasively overlooked.