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The mapping of peace constituency actors in the Philippines
Peace Mural by Ria R with CC licence from Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Joeven Reyes 15 July 2016
The Philippines has a long history of armed conflicts caused by various factors, including poverty, lack of social justice, continuing HR violations and impunity, discrimination, and non-recognition of the right to self-determination. more  
Can Europe and the U.S. disengage from the Middle East?
Royal Marines in Afhanistan by Defence Images with CC licence from Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) George Joffé 2 June 2016
Western policy towards the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East is inextricably intertwined with the policies of the European Union and the U.S. towards the civil war in Syria, Iran and the sectarian crisis in Iraq. In consequence, neither can disengage from the affairs of the Middle East. more  
Innovations in the Colombian peace process
Photo: Presidencia República Dominicana under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Kristian Herbolzheimer 27 June 2016
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia insurgents are about to reach a comprehensive peace agreement. This report describes a number of innovations and other developments leading up to this widely predicted agreement that might be relevant to peace processes elsewhere. more  
Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Ex-combatants at work in new job in DRC by UNDP/Aude Rossignol under CC BY-NC-ND.2.0 Elisa Tarnaala 23 June 2016
Gender-sensitive DDR programming must be linked into the entire peace process, from the peace negotiations through peacekeeping and subsequent peacebuilding activities. This process should include issues such as identifying women and setting the appropriate criteria for their entering DDR processes; understanding identity issues and ob... more  
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