Peace and Security Operations

 

There are 96 items related to Peace and Security Operations. Items are listed by date added.

 

Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Source: Latin American Perspectives Journal, 2015

Author(s): Darcy Tetreault

Countries: Mexico

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Examination of social environmental conflicts around mining in Mexico indicates that neoliberal reforms have facilitated “accumulation by dispossession,” first by transferring public resources in the form of mineral rights and state-run mining companies to the private sector and second by dispossessing smallholder farmers and indigenous communities of their land, water,...

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Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science Journal, 2003

Author(s): Phillip Stalley

Topics: Conflict Causes, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

Since the end of the Cold War, scholars have increasingly tumed their attention to examining the link between depletion of renewable resources and conflict. Within this environmental security literature, academic opinion varies across a wide spectrum with some predicting a dark future of environmental "resource wars" both between and within...

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The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

Source: Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education , 2012

Author(s): David K. Kreamer

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

 Water stress and scarcity has affected, and will continue to affect, the stability of communities. An overview of global water security challenges indicates profound difficulties and potential flashpoints. There are many examples of struggles in supplying clean water throughout the world, and how water has been both a strategic tool...

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Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, S. E. Serrano Oswald, and Juliet Bennett

Countries: Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This book presents peer-reviewed texts from the International Peace Research Association’s Ecology and Peace Commission: M.I. Abazie-Humphrey (Nigeria) reviews “Nigeria’s Home-Grown DDR Programme”; C. Christian and H. Speight (USA) analyse “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Palestinian West Bank”; T. Galaviz (Mexico) discusses “The Peace Process Mediation Network between the...

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Managing Resource-Related Conflict: A Framework of Lootable Resource Management and Postconflict Stabilization

Managing Resource-Related Conflict: A Framework of Lootable Resource Management and Postconflict Stabilization

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2016

Author(s): Vita Roy

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 10/11/2016

 

States endowed with valuable lootable natural resources tend to experience longer armed conflicts, more intense fighting in extractive regions and face a higher risk of recurring conflict than states without such resources. At the same time, many states defy resource-fueled conflict traps and set up institutional arrangements that seem to...

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“Every Journey Begins with a Single Step”: Building Localized Movements for Global Peace and Sustainability

“Every Journey Begins with a Single Step”: Building Localized Movements for Global Peace and Sustainability

Source: World Futures Journal, 2015

Author(s): Randall Amster

Topics: Climate Change, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 29/08/2016

 

This article explores the local dimensions of movement work being done with regard to ostensibly global issues such as economic justice and environmental degradation. It is posited that local work focusing on peace/nonviolence and resilience/sustainability is often emphasized by virtue of necessity and efficacy alike. Issues of global import play...

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Military and Civilian Information Sharing and Best Practices - Improving the Environmental and Social Performance of Military and Civilian Actors Operating in the Same Area

Military and Civilian Information Sharing and Best Practices - Improving the Environmental and Social Performance of Military and Civilian Actors Operating in the Same Area

Source: FOI, 2016

Author(s): Annica Waleij, Per Wikberg, Lukas Liljedahl, Zacharias Tjäder, Louise Simonsson, and Birgitta Liljedahl

Topics: Peace and Security Operations

Added: 17/06/2016

 

Sweden, like many NATO partnership for peace (PfP) and NATO nations, is determined to more closely link foreign policies concerning development, security and defence. The assumptions is that prospects of peace, security, democracy and development in the world, will consequently improve. "Comprehensive approach" and "Civilian and military cooperation" are "buzz...

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The Heart of the Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds and Human Security

The Heart of the Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds and Human Security

Source: Partnership Africa Canada, 2000

Author(s): Ian Smillie, Lansana Gberie, and Ralph Hazleton

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Extractive Resources, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 09/06/2016

 

This study is about how diamonds - small pieces of carbon with no great intrinsic value - have been the cause of widespread death, destruction and misery for almost a decade in the small West African country of Sierra Leone. Through the 1990s, Sierra Leone’s rebel war became a tragedy...

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Entre sécurisation de l’environnement et environnementalisation de la sécurité: Le défi de la sécurité environnementale à l’ONU

Entre sécurisation de l’environnement et environnementalisation de la sécurité: Le défi de la sécurité environnementale à l’ONU

Between Securitization of the Environment and Environmentalization of Security: The Challenge of Environmental Security for the United Nations

Source: SciencesPo, 2016

Author(s): Lucile Maertens

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 02/06/2016

 

Le deuxième volume du cinquième rapport du Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) consacre, pour la première fois en 2014, un chapitre intégral à la sécurité humaine. Alors que l’abondance des études recensées dans ce rapport montre l’intérêt considérable que suscite la question des impacts sécuritaires du changement climatique, le rapprochement...

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The Gap between Buzz Words and Excellent Performance: The Environmental Footprint of Military and Civilian Actors in Crises and Conflict Settings

The Gap between Buzz Words and Excellent Performance: The Environmental Footprint of Military and Civilian Actors in Crises and Conflict Settings

Source: FOI - Swedish Defense Research Agency, 2016

Author(s): Annica Waleij and Birgitta Liljedahl

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/05/2016

 

The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) has addressed challenges related to environmental impact and sustainability of temporary communities such as the military, peacekeepers, or humanitarians in conflict and disaster areas in approximately 20 years. Experience has shown that the environmental legacy of these communities, regardless of purpose and type, may...

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