Blogs & Opinion

 

Cordaid Confronts the Challenges of Conflict and Climate Change

2 October 2017 | Marcelin Ridja

Cordaid’s technical teams (Food Security, Water, and Sanitation, Community Mobilization and Protection) are working together in order to provide assistance to the displaced populations who have lost...

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All in a Generation: Stopping Conflict, Building Peace, and Saving the Environment

1 October 2017 | Anuj Krishnamurthy

Today, world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly will celebrate the International Day of Peace, observed annually since 1981. This year’s Peace Day is centered on t...

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The FARC, Land Reform, and the Future of Colombia’s Security

1 October 2017 | Nicola Bilotta

The historical ceasefire, signed in La Habana on June 23th 2016, was the first step to bring peace in Colombia after fifty-two years of conflict. In February 2017, the FARC and the Colombian governmen...

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How Oil Wealth and Terrorism Can Lead to Kurdistan’s Secession

27 September 2017 | Mirna Khaled Abdulaal

State building is a difficult and expensive task, and in a region currently gripped by perpetual conflict, the possibilities of creating a new state come with stark challenges.   As Iraq’s Kurds ar...

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The Struggle for Kurdistan’s Oil: Past, Present and Future

27 September 2017 | Leo Kabouche

On Monday, September 25, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan held an independence referendum. Although the vote will not trigger any immediate change to the nature of the Kurdish sovereignty in northern...

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Can Renewable Energy Pay a Peace Dividend?

24 September 2017 | Justin Guay

What if the hundreds of millions of dollars spent each and every year burning fossil fuels to power peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts could instead create lasting energy infrastructure powered by...

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The Assault on the Rohingya Is Not Only about Religion — It’s Also about Land

24 September 2017 | Saskia Sassen

Religion and ethnicity have been the major focus in local and international news coverage of the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar. Such persecution is part of a long and cruel history suffered...

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Peace and the Environment

24 September 2017 | Janet Edmond

Today is International Peace Day and my mind is filled with thoughts of the many conflicts over natural resources around the world, many in critically important biodiversity areas. I wrote this blog i...

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All in a Generation: Stopping Conflict, Building Peace, and Saving the Environment

24 September 2017 | Anuj Krishnamurthy

Today, world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly will celebrate the International Day of Peace, observed annually since 1981. This year’s Peace Day is centered on t...

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Boko Haram: Exacerbating and Benefiting from Food and Water Insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

22 September 2017 | Mervyn Piesse

The Lake Chad basin suffers from multiple security stressors, including widespread unemployment, poverty and conflict. Rising food and water insecurity exacerbates the tensions that arise from these s...

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