All Blog Posts Tagged 'Policy' (17)

Will the QDDR prioritize changes necessary to make prevention possible?

"As prevention advocates anxiously await the delayed release of the 2014 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)—expected next month—now is a good time to take a look back at the first QDDR, its impact, and lessons learned to ensure that the 2014 QDDR can be as impactful as possible." 

A piece I wrote was published earlier today in The Hill discussing the new QDDR and the importance of its focus…


Added by Mike Brand on February 17, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

Over the past two decades, many new institutions from governments, foundations and nonprofits have emerged that provide in-depth policy analysis of current conflicts and the effectiveness of existing responses. In order to stay up to date on current crises, success stories in preventing, managing and transforming conflicts, and larger policy lessons for the field, reading…


Added by Craig Zelizer on May 2, 2014 at 4:29pm — 30 Comments

Road Map to Comprehensive Reparation Policy for Conflict Victims in Nepal

Dear pcdn members,

Since after the CPA is signed in Nov, 2006, post-conflict peace-building Nepal has introduced numbers of legal documents to repair and redress the conflict victims of a decade-long Maoist insurgency. Nevertheless, the plight of the victims is still the same. The ad-hoc interim reliefs have not been so effective to address their grievances. While victims cry for material and symbolic reparations, the…


Added by Rajendra Senchurey on September 22, 2013 at 4:15am — 5 Comments

United World for HIV/AIDS and STIs-World AIDS Forum

Dear friends, 

We have formed a page on Facebook as an outreach effort to create a global forum of scholars and like-minded people who think about one of the biggest pandemics of 21st century i.e. HIV/AIDS. This is a Forum for Networking and  Collaboration for sharing of increasing frontiers of Knowledge in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, LGBTQI, Women and Children and Risk, and overall Public health concerns in the…


Added by Maheswar Satpathy on June 23, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

How Peaceful is the World?

Great piece from Michael Shank on the Huffington Post:

On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?



Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on September 22, 2011 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Municipal Elections: Tough Lessons Learned from Islamic Conservatives

By Rob L. Wagner


The Sept. 29 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia mark the second round of polling in six years and the third in almost 50 years. The latest scheduled elections ostensibly will bring Saudis closer to developing democratic ideals espoused in the West. However, the elections also have prompted criticism from Saudi activists who assert that the electoral system prevents half the population from representation by denying women the right to vote…


Added by Rob L. Wagner on September 10, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

Applications Open for First Cohort of Global Leaders in Disability Studies and Public Policy

Students from around the world can now apply to enter the inaugural class of Southeast Asia’s first virtual Master’s program on disability and public policy. The Master’s of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP), offered by the School of International Service at American University, is the centerpiece program of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region. The IDPP is a collaborative effort of…


Added by Jinn Winn Chong on June 20, 2011 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

April 2011 Update: ICRD Breakthrough with Muslim Brotherhood

Just as the peaceful uprising in Egypt was beginning, ICRD and the Strauss Institute (Pepperdine U.) jointly conducted a faith-based reconciliation seminar with the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, Jordan, including ten of the Brotherhood's Jordanian leaders and ten American evangelicals from various disciplines. The timing could not have been more opportune.


Key Outcomes:

  • A statement by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders that they had finally found…

Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on May 4, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

ICRD Monthly Update: New Book from ICRD Proposes Expanded Approach for U.S. Foreign Policy

January 31, 2011


How should the United States deal with the challenge of religious terrorism and other forms of identity-based conflict that permeate today’s geopolitical landscape? Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, the latest book from ICRD, argues that it will require rethinking old assumptions, expanding the scope of policymaking, and departing…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on February 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

U.S Disguised War on Sudan - The Anti Sudan Trio - Part (2)

A follow up to the previous blog post “U.S Disguised War on Sudan – Part -1”.

I believe that the main reasons for this group’s policy towards Sudan could have some ideological but also strong economic and political grounds.

The trio definitely like to see an ally –US-Backed independent state in South Sudan as opposed to a North Sudan that is adopting a controversial political Islam ideologies, blocking vital US interest in the area, and aligning with US traditional… Continue

Added by Ahmed Hassan on September 29, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

U.S Disguised War on Sudan - The Anti Sudan Trio - Part (1)

Are there any hopes for a Sudan peace brokered by the U.S? A focus on the historically hostile trio of Sudan: Susan Rice, Roger Winter, and John Prendergast gives us the answer for what will happen if their views prevail.

Reading the Washington Post interview with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N, Ms Susan Rice on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, has triggered different feelings and memories to me with regards to the potential of having any lasting peace in Sudan based on U.S… Continue

Added by Ahmed Hassan on September 29, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

[Mis]reading Khamenei in Tehran


The US and Iran have spent decades separated by mutual distrust and an historically verifiable sense of betrayal. Today, this dysfunctional relationship is more disruptive than ever in terms of advancing the strategic interests of both nations. On the one hand, the military and humanitarian efforts of Washington in Iraq and Afghanistan are constantly undermined by the destabilization campaigns of Tehran. On the other, the civil and military technological advancement of… Continue

Added by Dallea Amber Caldwell on September 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Peace and Collaborative Development Network May Monthly Highlights (New Member Interview Feature Coming and Suggestions are Welcome)

Peace and Collaborative Development Network Monthly Highlights

Greetings. Welcome to what we hope will be the monthly or bi-monthly highlight of key postings to the network and announcement of new features (for this month we will be launching a monthly member interview section)

In May 2009 2009, the network had over 70,000 visitors from almost 200 countries for a total of over 185,000 page views.


The Peace and Collaborative… Continue

Added by Craig Zelizer on June 4, 2009 at 10:19am — 3 Comments

Live Web Seminar: Somalia: Responding to the Legal Challenges of Offshore Piracy (16 April 2009)

Live Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

Somalia: Responding to the Legal Challenges of Offshore Piracy Thursday, 16 April at 9:30 a.m. (EST) Click Here to Register

How does international law define piracy and what is the legal status of pirates? What are the appropriate legal…


Added by James Brockman on April 13, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Live Web Seminar: Closing Guantánamo: Legal and Policy Debates (23 March 2009)

Live Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

Closing Guantánamo: Legal and Policy Debates

Monday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. (EST)

Click Here to Register

Since President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of the U.S. detention facilities in Guantánamo Bay, the public debate has shifted… Continue

Added by James Brockman on March 9, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Conflict Sensitive Strategy in Nepal

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September 12, 2008

Conflict Sensitive Strategy in Nepal

By Krishna Hari Pushkar

Nepal is under dual quandaries of conflict. One hand,… Continue

Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on September 13, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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