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January 05, 2019

Unsafe Sea Migration, and The Real Counter-Piracy Lessons

More than 1,600 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The month of April alone accounted for an estimated 1,100 dead in three separate accidents involving over-crowded vessels ferrying people fleeing the conflicts in Middle Eastern and Northern African countries for the safety of Euro...
December 15, 2018

City-Level Governance in Africa Is Key to Human Security

The African continent is expected to account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100 and over 80 percent of the increase is expected to take place in cities. In contrast to Europe, Japan, and North America, who are experiencing population growth declines. ...
December 01, 2018

Priorities after ISIS: Security and Services Provision

Restoring security in conflict-affected territories is the fundamental first step towards peacebuilding. But, according to Paul Collier, high degrees of military spending are actually counter-productive to achieving peace and are associated with a heightened risk of war renewal.
November 08, 2018

Promoting Girls’ Empowerment to Reach Gender Equality

Women’s participation has been recognized as fundamental for both the full realization of human rights and the possibility of sustainable peace. Yet women’s presence in politics remains low. What can be done to embolden the female youth of today to strive for equality?
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