Peace and Security Operations

 

There are 112 items related to Peace and Security Operations. Items are listed by date added.

 

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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Explaining How Unexploded Ordnance Clearance Enhances Livelihoods in the Lao PDR

Explaining How Unexploded Ordnance Clearance Enhances Livelihoods in the Lao PDR

Source: Evaluation and Program Planning, 2015

Author(s): Jo Durham, Vong Nanhthavong, and Vanphanom Sychareun

Countries: Laos

Topics: Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/04/2016

 

Following violent conflict, the continued presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance pose a barrier to rebuilding livelihoods. Mine action removes thes explosive remnants of conflict to enable communities to safely return contaminated land to productive use. There is limited understanding, however, of how, why, in what context and in what...

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Aiding the Peace: A Multi-Donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan

Aiding the Peace: A Multi-Donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan

Source: Netherland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2010

Author(s): Bennett, J., S. Pantuliano, W. Fenton, A. Vaux, C. Barnett, and E. Brusset

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 09/04/2016

 

This report of the evaluation of donor support to conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities in Southern Sudan comes at a critical juncture in the history of Sudan. The 2011 referendum on the future of the region is the promise given to the citizens of Southern Sudan as part of the...

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Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence and Partnerships - Report Findings [Video]

Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence and Partnerships - Report Findings [Video]

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan, Asia, China, North Korea, South Korea, United States

Topics: Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/02/2016

 

The Center for Strategic and International Studies was tasked by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 with conducting an independent assessment of the Asia-Pacific rebalance first announced by President Obama in 2011. Four years into the rebalance the the Department of Defense should receive high marks for...

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Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships

Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan, Asia, China, Japan, North Korea, United States

Topics: Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/02/2016

 

In November 2011, President Obama declared, “the United States is turning [its] attention to the vast potential of the Asia Pacific region.” This announcement of a deliberate  “rebalance” to Asia and the Pacific reflected the American people’s growing recognition of the importance of the region to U.S. interests and the...

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