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The rise of Buddhist-Muslim conflict in Asia and possibilities for transformation
Iselin Frydenlund 15 December 2015
Violence against Muslim minorities in Buddhist societies has increased in recent years. This policy brief i... more  
Russia’s policy in the Middle East imperilled by the Syrian intervention
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 at Latakia (2) by Mil.ru CC BY 4.0 via Commons - httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFile Pavel K. Baev 27 November 2015
The military intervention launched by Russia in Syria in September 2015 has altered the character of this p... more  
State control of religious activity in southern Mali following the 2012 crisis
Oct2309_Jason Finch_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Tone Sommerfelt , Kristin Jesnes 25 August 2015
Faced with the fear of radicalisation, Malian authorities are attempting to regulate an increasingly comple... more  
Why “no-fly zones” or “IS-free zones” are not a solution in Syria
SYRIA-CRISIS by abdullatif anis with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 Hrair Balian 19 August 2015
There is a renewed push to establish “no-fly” and “IS-free” zones in Syria. An external military interventi... more  
Scenarios for a peace mission for Syria
Photo by F.Muath/Oxfam, via the Gender Agency under CC BY-NC 2.0 Álvaro Vasconcelos 1 June 2015
The most likely scenario for an end to the conflict would require a regionally led solution involving Iran,... more  
Policy brief: The role of norms in international peace mediation
Work for peace by Kate Ter Har with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/5011523462/in/photolist-8CRnjW-oFSaei-5e9qcX-rvmzmD-pdSx5r-oYmgzF-9Mhgft-7jGbHy-cYLet-saHduV-83nREN-oFSba6-rFbxH4-cjNfZ3-oFRVdo-67sL-pdRmRK-7p5spj-87yiWG-pdRicF-bWY6xp-4euk4W-c7VsWj-oWjZBd-oFSjH1-pdSdew-pdSchw-kG89h9-amc765-efXH33-j2cFL-s8Qjpg-pvmuLp-2b7iXd-rFbxvv-rF4e2m-rF4e5C-7XHiH-5ZDNCC-oYjqYS-bBsQCu-6R5wZv-ptjqMj-pdRnC4-6s7JNz-oWjZAG-oFR6To-rnkqJa-pdRpJt-kUP42N Sara Hellmüller , Julia Palmiano Federer , Mathias Zeller 20 May 2015
This policy brief  aims to explore how the normative framework influences mediation practice and makes... more  
The Intellectualist movement in Ethiopia, the Muslim Brotherhood and the issue of moderation
Ethiopia by Steve Evans with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/2943526678/in/photolist-5u7kVY-5JdkAc-5tx4wG-5tMrWu-5wq7yL-5vJQEx-jQKWR-jQmge-k2pGQ-aDYuq-6dpnuc-kjy3b-k54Qc-aDYyW-jTLCX-68JYvr-7kSuQQ-66vtxf-aDYqk-jTLG8-aDYvs-k2pNN-k54T3-aDYD9-kfowU-k2pRM-aDYrx-k2pD2-k54RB-kfoAu-5kETh8-kjy8b-5kEUPp-aDYwo-5kK8PN-kjy5s-8umR8-kfoyH-dN9jSy-aDYFt-aDYt5-7ScpiU-8umQF-8uwh1-aDYA2-aDYxW-5kF6ER-jTLEW-5f2ie-5kKuW5 Terje Østebø , Wallelign Shemsedin 25 March 2015
The Intellectualist movement is one of the major Islamic reform movements in contemporary Ethiopia. The mov... more  
Haitian migrant workers in the Dominican Republic: a different framework
Sweat by dan lundmark with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/danboarder/3364250025/in/photolist-68hEjM-gwUpnm-5ZLtui-hbdN4-gwUWkp-7vWMTs-85KGeX-85NRQG-7vSYsi-7vSY4M-7vWMHU-7vSY98-5btEvB-85KG8R-85NRgy-7DwFNj-85KHqX-5box3s-92wg36-kMiqqH-hrFQQe-hrFXip-cqStif-cqT18u-6cv4rM-61hRyB-85Vyqm-hrG9r6-hrHtpx-hrGfvF-61n4eY-61hRKZ-61hRMx-5by7cL-bw9WPw-hrG9Um-hrGqN3-hrHaQ4-5cmcvs-jCFzX4-6RoMzE-ecqZJG-5cFn3E-7yhiuM-cWKkYu-aUqext-7PLuUb-aRwyX4-eQrdrq-85KGtx Wenche Hauge 9 January 2015
In recent decades Haitian migration to the Dominican Republic has been unregulated. It has garnered more at... more  
European leverage and a new Israel-Palestine approach
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshhough/338983272/in/photolist-vXnVb-vXoJ1-vXrmg-oiJ1GA-tTm81-tTm66-vXqpp-tTmGU-tTm72-vXtAY-vXt9r-vXrYG-vXpik-j4q2Q-j4q2M-onvNVB-j4q2R-j4oW7---5PMniB-oyJyuw-5PRoX9-og2rTn-ohsbfy-5PMpmR-4mBmm7-5PRkWL-5PMsuV-atvyCp-5SYoVQ-5PRJuE-nt5Q2i-5PMo5k-8Bhfty-o3M39E-5PMpv2-5PRkM1-5PRFZ9-5PMtVr-5PQmxe-5PMnS2-gjgX1t-5PMk2a-5PMhJH-j4qDa-iqShk-j4qSi-j4q2N-j4oW2 Lara Friedman 2 December 2014
The time has come for Europe to adopt a new Middle East policy paradigm in which European leverage is ident... more  
The United Nations and a peace process strategy for Syria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/15308356267/in/photolist-pAXsUV-pBcLhd-pjJYbj-pBeBtv-pzc5EJ-pjHEbV-pjHEme-pjKjZ2-pAXtiv-pjKjWM-pjKk8i-pjKkbp-pzc5yS Leila Hilal 1 December 2014
The United Nations (UN) secretary-general’s appointment of a new special envoy for Syria presents an opport... more  

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