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    Human Security and Conflict Resolution in West Africa

    15 October 2014. 

    Oppenheimer Lecture 2014
    Dr Aminata Touré
    Former Prime Minister of Senegal
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 October 2014. 6:30-7:30pm

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    Jens Wardenaer: A peace breakthrough in Myanmar?

    24 September 2014.  Recent international attention has largely focused on its political reforms, but Myanmar could now be on the verge of a breakthrough in its decades-long conflict with armed ethnic-minority groups. 

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    A peace breakthrough in Myanmar?

    24 September 2014.  Recent international attention has largely focused on its political reforms, but Myanmar could now be on the verge of a breakthrough in its decades-long conflict with armed ethnic-minority groups. 

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    Strategic Survey: Ukraine - Frozen conflict or failed state?

    19 September 2014.  The Ukraine parliament’s vote on  16 September to grant  limited self-rule to rebel-held Luhansk and Donetsk, means that eastern Ukraine will be a ‘frozen conflict’ for at least the next three years, said Samuel Charap, IISS Senior Fellow for Russia & Eurasia, at the Strategic Survey 2014. He denied that Ukraine was now a ‘failed state,’ pointing to the financial and structural assistance provided by the IMF; however failure to...

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    Delivering the Integrated Approach in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

    10 September 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark White
    Deputy Head, Stabilisation Unit, UK Government
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday, 10 September, 12:30-13:30pm

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    Strategic snapshots: The Ukraine Crisis and the International System

    20 August 2014.  Russia‚Äôs President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, will sit down on August 26 to discuss ways of containing unrest in Ukraine. In this GSR preview, Dr Samuel Charap addresses the motives and constraints of the players involved, whether an endgame or workable modus vivendi is in sight, and how the Ukrainian crisis will affect the long-term coherence of the international system and the rules by which it...

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    African Arguments: What hope for an extended ceasefire in the CAR?

    14 August 2014.  By Hanna Ucko Neill, Global Conflicts Analyst; Coordinator, Armed Conflict Database The signing of a ceasefire on 23 July between the CAR’s Seleka rebels and anti-Balaka fighters raised some hopes of a political solution after more than a year of violence. The talks, held in Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, involved dozens of members of armed groups, about 170 Central African officials and civil society members. The ceasefire was welcomed...

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    Syria after Geneva, the Elections, and ISIS: Partition, Fragmentation, and Escalation

    01 July 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Emile Hokayem
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Tuesday 01 July 2014

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    Dina Esfandiary: Syria and the removal of chemical weapons

    25 June 2014.  By Dina Esfandiary, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme This week the remaining stockpiles of chemical weapons were shipped out of Syria, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The result? 100% of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles have been destroyed or removed from the country. This represents a significant victory, but many problems still remain – most notably, the continued use of chemical agents, which puts...

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    Nigel Inkster: The resurgence of ISIS

    13 June 2014.  By Nigel Inkster, Director, Transnational Threats and Political Risk The world was taken by surprise when, on 10 June 2014, the violent jihadi group called the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) took over Mosul, the capital of Nineweh province and Iraq’s second-largest city. Having paused to install a civilian administration in Nineweh province, headed by the veteran Sunni military officer Hashim al Jammas, ISIS forces have continued their push east...

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