War is a Human Matter
Slideshow of a series of activities (January – November 2012) called ¿Qué es para ti la paz? (what is peace for you?) directed by La Rana Encantada in Venezuela. The objective of the activity is to instill children with the concept of peace. Published with permission of the director […]
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A history of conflict, a future of peace?
Conflict is an inevitable element of human societies.
Why Middle Class Families Can Kill Assad
Syria is beset by an historic problem of weak state institutions, with the exception of those state and quasi-state forces through which the ruling Assad dynasty has exercised its power. The account offered by Seth Kaplan in A New U.S. Policy For Syria: Fostering Political Change in a Divided State offers […]
Rural Windfall or a new Resource Curse? Coca, Income and Civil Conflict in Colombia
Natural and agricultural resources for which there is a substantial black market, such as coca, opium, and diamonds, appear especially likely to be exploited by the parties to a civil conflict. On the other hand, these resources may also provide one of the few reliable sources of income in the […]
How the UN and Member States Must Do More to End Natural Resource Fuelled Conflicts
Drawing on Global Witness’ experience in Angola, Cambodia, DRC, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan, this report aims to promote understanding of, and a strategy for dealing with, the problem of natural resource wealth incentivising, financing, and preventing resolution of conflicts. [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110509114006-fb0285e0e3584aff8a9b6ca94fbf16a7 docname=global_witness_lessons_unlearned username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Lessons%20UNlearned showhtmllink=true tag=angola width=420 […]