Security and Development

IISS research into how insecurity hampers global development, and what the appropriate policy responses might be.

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Deciphering the jihadist threat on Libya’s shifting sands

With a possible collaboration between the Libyan branch of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups on the ground, the jihadist threat in Libya becomes even more amorphous.

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    Chapter Three: The changing landscape of business and conflict in fragile states

    08 June 2016. 

    The contemporary international focus on the behaviour of multinational corporations – whether they may act as hero or villain – is inadequate to address the many intertwined dynamics of business and conflict in fragile states. The lens needs to be widened to look at the changing landscape, and the variety of critical actors involved.

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    Chapter Two: Business and peaceful development in fragile states

    08 June 2016. 

    A competing view of the multinational corporation is that it is a force for conflict reduction in fragile states. This view is explored within this chapter, which shows how financial institutions, fragile state governments, business advocates and others draw on a long-standing liberal economic history to understand a vigorous and inclusive private sector as the foundation for peaceful development. 

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    Business and Conflict in Fragile States

    08 June 2016. 

    There are a number of contemporary international responses to business and conflict in fragile states. But are there alternatives to the dominant international approaches that could perhaps better address destructive conflicts related to large-scale business operations in fragile states? This Adelphi explores these alternatives, showing how even acute conflict can be manageable, and providing analysis and conclusions that will interest business leaders, policymakers and community advocates alike.

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    Brazil’s political and economic crisis

    25 May 2016. 

    Brazilian Interim President Michel Temer will probably serve out impeached President Dilma Rousseff's term. He is compelled to deal urgently with Brazil's distressed economy and scandalous corruption. But his lack of an electoral mandate, unpopularity and initial obduracy in appointing an all-white, all-male cabinet – perceived negatively as 'business as usual' backroom politics – cast doubt on his ability to do so effectively.

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    The Aftermath of Impeachment in Brazil: Changes Amid Political Crisis and the Fight Against Corruption

    19 May 2016. 

    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Thursday 19 May 2016, 2–3PM BST

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    Foreign Policy: How Brazil’s Left Destroyed Itself

    13 May 2016.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development After days of chaos in the upper ranks of Brazilian politics, the Senate in Brasilia has voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This moment marks the final fall from grace not only of the president but also of her ruling Workers’ Party, which has run the country for 13 years. Not so long ago, many in Brazil saw the Left as...

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    Armed Conflict Survey 2016: Chart of Conflict

    29 March 2016. 

    This map of global hot spots focuses on armed conflict in urban centres, with graphs, tables and charts.

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    The Age of the Fragile City: Responses to Protracted Urban Violence in the Developing World

    11 December 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dan Lewis, Chief, Disaster and Post-Conflict Section, UN-Habitat
    Dr Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute
    Dr John De Boer, Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Policy Research, United Nations University
    Dr Caroline Moser, Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester
    Friday 11 December, 11am-12 noon

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    Is ISIS making inroads in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    26 November 2015. 

    Virginia Comolli, IISS Research Fellow for Security and Development
    Thursday 26 November 2015, 11am GMT

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    The Shadow Economy: How Illicit Trade Impacts Development and Governance

    10 November 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Eric D. U. Gutierrez, Senior Adviser, Christian Aid
    Dr David Mansfield, Independent Consultant
    Dr Jacobo Grajales, Associate Professor, University of Lille
    Andy Morgan, Freelance Author and Journalist
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 10 November 2015

The urban refugee crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted the urgent need to address the multi-dimensional challenges presented by urban refugees more effectively.

Business and Conflict in Fragile States

Are there better alternatives to the dominant international approaches to business and conflict in fragile states? This Adelphi explores them.

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