Ongoing Armed Conflicts and the Need for Stronger Track Two Efforts.

Featured Image: Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash.   The continuing armed conflict in Ukraine and the likelihood that the conflict will drag on through the winter, the 11th year of the armed conflict and repression in Syria, the renewal of
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Dark Clouds Over Eastern Congo.

Featured Image: Photo by Flow Clark, Unsplash. As if there were not already enough tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), there is a renewal of fighting since mid-October in the province of North Kivu, Goma being the central city.  The current
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Increasing Tensions and Danger of Violence.

Featured Image: Movement militiamen M23 and Type 85 heavy machine gun. By Al Jazeera English, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Despite the presence of some 14,000 United Nations peacekeepers (Monusco) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), instability continues to
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Oliver P. Richmond and Henry F. Carey (Eds); Subcontracting Peace.

Featured Image: Prof. Oliver Richmond By Arianit, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Challenges of the NGO Peacebuilding (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 267pp.) As Kim Reimann writes in this useful overview of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the peacebuilding field; “In
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World Humanitarian Day: A Need for Common Actions.

Featured Image: Photo by Wylly Suhendra on Unsplash. The United Nations General Assembly has designated 19 August as “World Humanitarian Day” to pay tribute to aid workers in humanitarian service in difficult and often dangerous conditions.  19 August was designated in memory
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