All tagged Peace and Conflict

Women live and react to those consequences, but they are hardly passive victims. A new feature by National Geographic, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, breaks open the stereotype of "women as victim" and explores the multiple, complex, sometimes conflicting roles women play in conflict: fighters, humanitarians, mothers, daughters, laborers, community leaders and survivors.

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A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’—and even grandparents’—experiences might affect our DNA. It found that the sons of Union Army soldiers who endured grueling conditions as prisoners of war were more likely to die young than the sons of soldiers who were not prisoners. In other words, it seemed like the stresses of war were getting passed down between generations.

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Fragile states are unable to attract the private sector investment which is needed for economic development in large part because of high levels of political risk faced by investors. Currently, provision and purchase of Political Risk Insurance (PRI) in fragile states is low. Multilateral institutions play a critical role in providing PRI in fragile states where the private market is not able to.

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SIPRI is pleased to release a new map showing all multilateral peace operations active as of May 2018. The data is taken from SIPRI’s Multilateral Peace Operations Database, which contains extensive information on all multilateral peace operations (both UN and non-UN) conducted since 2000, including location, mandate, lead nations, number of deployed personnel and the organizations involved, budget and mission fatalities.

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Based on first-hand interviews with more than 160 Taliban fighters and officials, as well as civilians, this paper examines how the Taliban govern the lives of Afghans living under their rule. Taliban governance is more coherent than ever before; high-level commissions govern sectors such as finance, health, education, justice and taxation, with clear chains of command and policies from the leadership based in Pakistan down to villages in Afghanistan. 

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