Conflict Zones and Human Rights

Conflict Zones and Human Rights

War and failure of security institutions leads to crises and abuses affecting local civilian populations. Stimson experts develop effective measures to prevent and respond to violence as well as work toward creating effective and accountable security institutions.

 

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Current Research

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

South Africa’s story as an emerging donor, and an increasing force to reckon with in development partnerships and enterprises, particularly in conflict and post-conflict countries is increasingly being recognized by scholars as well as members of the international community. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

The tallest building in Ethiopia, the African Union’s (AU) sleek new headquarters, is perhaps the most symbolic of Chinese involvement in overseas peace and security affairs. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Haiti, the most fragile and poorest state in the Americas, is plagued by recurring political conflicts and a vicious cycle of instability and violence. After 30 years of a transition from dictatorship to more open and inclusive governance, the democratic process in Haiti remains very unsteady. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Kuwait’s self-perception as a humanitarian and benevolent country is often at odds with public opinion of Muslim countries in the West, which remains focused on the financing of terrorism, the propagation of Islam, and other “undemocratic” political positions. This policy brief will discuss the h READ MORE

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Haidi Scarlet Willmot

The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way. READ MORE

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Statement — Briefing on Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update Aditi Gorur Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, Stimson Center House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, DC READ MORE

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