Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Publications

240. Making a Drizzle into a Rain Storm: Lessons to be Learned from the Conflict in Macedonia

Jul 07, 2011
November 2001- The events of September 11 and the subsequent military and diplomatic reactions have consumed the attention of the world's media and viewing public. While the horrible events have been condemned by the global community, that does not mean they have been immune from manipulation by the unscrupulous. Unfortunately, September 11 has provided the latest rhetorical backdrop for a number of personalities in the Balkans who seek to recharge a rationale of war. With its attention directed elsewhere, the mainstream media has failed to cover how policy-making entities in the Balkans have actively sought to associate so-called Islamic terrorism with the region's millions of Muslims. This is a rhetorical gesture that had been frequently used in the past to promote social tensions and create a sense of siege. The new wave instigated by Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic and counterparts in Skopje must be addressed if Western diplomats want to bring lasting peace to the region. more

ECSP Report 11: Reviews of New Publications

Jul 07, 2011
Experts review new publications. more

Why Environmental Transformation Causes Violence: A Synthesis

Jul 07, 2011
Correlations between transformation of societal-nature relationships and violent conflict are numerous. This analysis will examine the critical role of transformation regarding causation of environmental conflicts in certain areas of developing countries. more

Climate Change, Demography, Environmental Degradation, and Armed Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones. more

Chapter Two: Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Jul 07, 2011
Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko analyze gaps in institutional responses to environment and conflict. more

Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Jul 07, 2011
Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development undertakes the challenging task of assessing the interrelationships between trade and aid, as well as the complex causes of conflict within the poorest countries. more

Global Conflict Transformation: Lessons from the Field

Jul 07, 2011
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Water Can Be a Pathway to Peace, Not War (No. 1)

Jul 07, 2011
By coming together to jointly manage shared water resources, countries can build trust and prevent conflict. more

Latin America Special Report: Colombia's Peace Processes

Jul 07, 2011
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-running internal armed conflict to an end through political negotiations continued to face major obstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government. more

From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

Jul 07, 2011
While it is still not clear if environmental cooperation can lead directly to peace, we should explore the environment’s potential as a peacemaking tool in this increasingly unstable and conflictual world, writes Erika Weinthal. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.