Political Reintegration and Elections

By Dean Piedmont

March 4, 2020   |   0 comments

Insurgencies and armed groups pose a threat to development efforts in around the world. Senior Advisor Dean Piedmont discusses how functioning elections are essential to supporting the sustainable reintegration of former insurgents....
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CVE efforts need to embrace good development programming

By Roman Terehoff

January 26, 2016   |   0 comments

Some experts suggest that getting rid of the CVE “label” would be beneficial to the cause. In this blog, Roman Terehoff explores how good development principles could make CVE less divisive and more effective....
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For better Mideast strategy U.S. should “Keep Calm and Carry On”

By James “Spike” Stephenson

December 19, 2014   |   0 comments

The iconic British government poster—Keep Calm and Carry On—issued in 1939 epitomized the resolve that came to be associated with British resilience through six long years of World War II, much of it on the losing end, before victory in 1945....
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ISIS and the Syria inflection point

By James "Spike" Stephenson

October 3, 2014   |   0 comments

Irrespective of the modern trappings of warfare—artillery, automatic weapons, captured armored vehicles, Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades—the playbook of ISIS is straight out of the seventh century. It has used the largely unguarded, ungoverned spaces of eastern Syria as a staging area to strike weakened areas of Iraq and Syria. ...
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