Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

Crime Violence in Mexico: Is the Tide Turning?

Jun 26, 2013
Recent government statistics suggest that an almost decade long focus on reducing crime related violence in Mexico is working. But do the numbers accurately depict what’s really happening? Are the efforts of the new administration and its recent predecessors improving public safety and helping to change the country’s image? Our guest, David Shirk, has been following the situation for many years and offers a broad perspective on what’s gone before, the current situation, and prospects for the future during this edition of CONTEXT.

Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson on civil war, dictatorship, and democracy

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on Efecto Naim about the challenges of democratization and the advantages that former dictatorships have in forming stable post-war societies.

Latin American Program in the News: Dr. Cynthia Arnson Talks about Social Change and Crime Rate Trends in Latin America

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on "Americas Now" on crime rate trends in Latin America and reasons behind the decrease in crime in some countries.

2013 U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Innovation and Cooperation Awards

Jun 24, 2013
The Border Research Partnership announces its 2013 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation. The awards will honor bi-national collaboration and innovation in public safety, transportation planning, environmental stewardship, education, health, and the arts, among other fields.

Women on Syria Part I: Greatest Fears

Jun 24, 2013
In June 2013, the death toll in Syria reportedly rose to more than 100,000. The conflict began with non-violent protests in March 2011, but quickly turned violent after harsh regime crackdowns. Twelve women from seven Arab countries, from Bahrain to Egypt and Syria, were asked what they feared most about the conflict.

Women on Syria Part II: After Assad

Jun 24, 2013
The endgame in Syria is not clear after two years of intense fighting between the rebels and government forces. But the Syrian opposition has made it clear that President Bashar Assad leave the country. Twelve women from seven Arab countries, from Bahrain to Egypt and Syria, were asked what a post-Assad Syria would be like.

Economic Growth and Development in Post Yugoslav Countries

Jun 22, 2013
“Economic Growth and Development in Post-Yugoslav Countries,” a Wilson Center article by Public Policy Scholar Franjo Štiblar, examines what happened in economic and social terms to post-Yugoslav countries after independence.

Top Egyptian Cleric Tackles Extremism

Jun 19, 2013
Grand Mufti Mohammed Ali Goma’a has warned that the rising tide of sectarianism threatens to tear Egyptian society apart. Egypt’s highest authority on Islamic law has argued that religious leaders have a responsibility to challenge extremist narratives. He discussed challenges to Christian-Muslim relations with Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, the Anglican bishop of Egypt and North Africa, at a June 14 event hosted by the United States of Peace.

Latin American Program in the News: What is Different in the Drug Policy Debate in the Americas?

Jun 09, 2013
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a piece in Project Syndicate commenting on the Organization of American States’ General Assembly meeting which focused on the problem of drugs in the Americas. This article was also published in Offnews.

Ghannouchi: Islamists now taking on Islamists

May 30, 2013
Sheikh Rachid al Ghannouchi spoke candidly about the new crackdown on Salafi extremists and other challenges Tunisia faces two years after the Jasmine Revolution. "We have to fight against this phenomenon [of extremist violence] through economic development, through the media," Ghannouchi said in Washington.

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