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IISS research into how insecurity hampers global development, and what the appropriate policy responses might be.
Senior Fellow for Security and Development
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
19 May 2016.
Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
Thursday 19 May 2016, 2–3PM BST
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...
29 March 2016.
This map of global hot spots focuses on armed conflict in urban centres, with graphs, tables and charts.
11 December 2015.
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
26 November 2015.
Virginia Comolli, IISS Research Fellow for Security and Development
Thursday 26 November 2015, 11am GMT
10 November 2015.
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 Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted the urgent need to address the multi-dimensional challenges presented by urban refugees more effectively.
Are there better alternatives to the dominant international approaches to business and conflict in fragile states? This Adelphi explores them.
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