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Agrarian reform and the difficult road to peace in the Philippine countryside
Harvest Time Sugar Cane by Brian Evans (CC BY-ND 2.0) Danilo T. Carranza 15 December 2015
Agrarian reform and conflict in the rural areas of the Philippines are closely intertwined. This report outlines the pace and direction of agrarian reform in the Philippines and its role in fighting poverty and promoting peace in rural areas. more  

Africa

Stability and vulnerability in the Sahel: the regional roles and internal dynamics of Chad and Niger
Scene de rue_Gustave Deghilage with CC licence from Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Paul Melly , Ben Shepherd 19 April 2016
Chad and Niger are among the world’s least developed countries – and deprivation and institutional weakness are potential drivers of instability. So it is important that external partners do not allow security imperatives to obscure the long-term necessity of a sustained focus on poverty reduction and good governance. more  

Middle East and North Africa

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  

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Venezuela Crisis, Regional Dynamics, and the Peace Process in Colombia
Mural Hugo Chavez by D. Hernandez with CC licence from Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) David Smilde , Dimitris Pantoulas 24 August 2016
Venezuela’s regional strength and influence are clearly waning; however, suggestions that the country is isolated are premature. more  

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