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Sustained Development, Democracy, and Peace in Africa

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored me with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, it intended to send a new and historic message to the world: to rethink peace and security. It wanted to challenge the world to discover the close linkage between good governance, sustainable management of resources, and peace. In managing our resources, we need to realize that they are limited and need to be managed more sustainably, responsibly, and accountably.

Brazil's SIVAM: As It Monitors the Amazon, Will It Fulfill its Human Security Promise?

As Brazil implements its System for Vigilance of the Amazon (SIVAM), the country's leadership continues to tout the system as a major effort towards achieving its national security objectives--especially (a) preserving the country's sovereignty over its territories in that tropical forest region; (b) assisting in Amazon law enforcement, particularly in deterring illegal flights associated with contraband and narco-trafficking; and (c) providing environmental information aimed at promoting sustainable development and the preservation of natural habitats in the Amazon.

ECSP Report 5: Special Reports (Part 1)

Environment and Security in an International Context: Executive Summary Report, by the NATO/Committee on The Challenges of Modern Society Pilot Study

ECSP Report 5: Special Reports (Part 2)

State Failure Task Force Report: Phase II Findings (continued)

Making a Difference at the Intersection of Population, Environment, and Security Issues: A Look at the University of Michigan Population Fellows Program, by Shannon England

Forest Plunder in Southeast Asia: An Environmental Security Nexus in Burma and Cambodia

Geographic enormity, political and economic complexity, and biological diversity help define the Asia and Pacific theater. Population pressures, ecological degradation and depletion, and the accelerated demand for water, timber, minerals, agricultural land, fisheries, and other natural resources are sending shock waves across remote stretches of the Pacific and upland frontiers of Asia.

Environment in the U.S. Security Debate: The Case of the Missing Arctic Waters

As also occurs with global warming or Russia’s transition to “democracy,” the U.S. move towards an increasingly extended security praxis is accompanied by uncertainty as well as complexity. Indeed, the whole project has a futuristic air, insofar as it is a purposive venture.

Egypt at the Tipping Point? (Summer 2010)

"Egypt at the Tipping Point?"

by David B. Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former Bureau Chief, Washington Post, Cairo

The Iranian Presidential Elections: What Do They Tell Us? (Spring 2010)

"Introduction"
     Nader Mehran, Intern, Middle East Program

"The Implications of Iran’s Election Crisis"
     Robin Wright, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

"Iran at the Crossroads"
     Fariborz Ghadar, Distinguished Senior Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and William A. Schreyer Chair of Global Management and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, Pennsylvania State University

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