Advancing a new approach to DDR and stabilization

By Dean Piedmont

November 8, 2018   |   0 comments

Disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former fighters is as old as war itself. But the approach and science of DDR has changed dramatically. Creative’s Dean Piedmont introduces a new framework to inform a DDR paradigm. ...
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Countering Islamophobia: Reflections of an Unofficial Ambassador

By Benjamin Orbach

April 11, 2016   |   0 comments

In this blog, Ben Orbach, founder of the citizen diplomacy initiative America’s Unofficial Ambassadors, shares the experiences of unofficial American ambassadors to communities across the Muslim world and bringing those experiences home....
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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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Who will fight against ISIS?

By James "Spike" Stephenson

September 19, 2014   |   0 comments

Following a flurry of visits by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to build a coalition of traditional Western and Middle Eastern allies to combat the Islamic State (ISIS), France hosted a conference on Sept. 15 to determine what each of those allies will bring to the table and the battlefield....
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