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SC extends UN political mission in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Guinea-Bissau to assist in finding solutions to the political and economic crisis being exacerbated by additional challenges posed by transnational crime, in particular drug trafficking and money laundering. 364 more words

State Fragility

The United States Approach to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects

Md. Farijuddin Khan

[1] The author is a Ph. D student at the US Studies Division, Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies (CCUS&LAS), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 234 more words

Articles On Social Studies

Who Are You?

Recently, in a men’s group I meet with weekly, we were talking about the complex subject of how personal identity is formed. One of our members shared an exercise he introduced one night to a high school group he works with. 730 more words


James Pattison on the R2P and rising powers

“Some hold that the rising powers will be the death to the R2P, but on the other hands are the optimists – who say that as rising powers gain influence, they will need to be seen to be acting legitimately”. 109 more words

Humanitarian Intervention

We’re Missing the Peacebuilders

NSL participants engaging in trustbuilding exercises.

No one ever talks about the peacebuilders.

We talk about peacekeeping, stabilization operations, military movements, conflict resolution, and even peacebuilding as a concept writ large. 1,408 more words


This November 11, let us not dishonour those who died

This November 11, let us not dishonour those who died

Kai Brand-Jacobsen

Across Britain today at many sites commemorating the First World War and 100 years since that terrible slaughter began, there are seas of red poppies laid down as part of November 11 “Remembrance Day” 2,163 more words


Language Learning Facilitates "Virtual Exchanges" for Youth

The Alliance for Peacebuilding recently highlighted a program called Saliya, which sets up online dialogue between students from different countries and religious backgrounds. The goal is to promote dialogue and understanding across the boundaries that usually divide us through the use of online tools. 104 more words

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