All Blog Posts Tagged 'security' (265)

Clever devils: getting good people to act bad

Moral disengagement involves a set of unconscious psychological processes allowing individuals to engage in or support or tolerate inhumane treatment of others while still thinking of themselves as good people.  Common examples include using euphemistic language to make bad things sound less bad (“collateral damage”),…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on February 6, 2016 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Rule of Law From the Inside-Out

New Guide Digs for Roots of Crime and Violent Extremism

“From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.”

By: Viola Gienger…


Added by Viola Gienger on December 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Landmark U.N. Resolution Elevates Youth in Work for Peace

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.



Added by Viola Gienger on December 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Paris Climate Conference Must Include Women's Voices

The world expects an historic agreement to be reached at the Paris COP 21. 

World leaders must recognize that climate change is not just an environmental issue, but also a threat to security and stability, and a human rights challenge. It is an issue without borders and the most adversely affected are not the ones who created the problem. 

In today's negotiations, we must call on world leaders to recognize and include the voices of women who have been battling…


Added by Rukmani Bhatia on November 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fifteen years after UNSCR 1325: Has Ghana a Comprehensive Strategy for Women in Fragile and Conflict-affected Areas?

The United Nations and the international community just last week climaxed their activities to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary celebration of the passage and adoption of UNSCR 1325. The resolution, which underscores the need to mainstream women and gender priorities in the peace and development infrastructures of fragile and conflict-affected societies, is considered very critical to evolving inclusive development structures in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

While… Continue

Added by Inusah Mohammed Awall on November 2, 2015 at 3:28am — No Comments

Reflections on Google’s Recent Report on Digital Security Practices

Google recently conducted a study comparing digital security practices between experts and non-experts. The study included over 500 surveys of security experts and non-experts and the results are a useful examination of how expertise or knowledge reflects in practice of navigating in the digital world. Read our reflections on the report…


Added by TechChange on August 5, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know About the Hacking Team Breach

While many people were watching the final match of the Women’s World Cup last week, the Hacking Team was hacked. Hacking Team, an Italian digital security company, provided surveillance software to law enforcement agencies. Their clients are government agencies, but they have been accused of selling to oppressive regimes, despite embargoes like the Wassenaar Arrangement. Last…


Added by TechChange on July 13, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

10 More Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy

What does bravery look like? What strength and character does it take to risk imprisonment, torture, and even death for the sake of a future you may not see?…


Added by Inclusive Security on June 10, 2015 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Egypt bans ultras in bid to break anti-government protests

By James M. Dorsey

An Egyptian court has banned militant soccer fan groups or ultras as terrorist organizations in a bid to break the backbone of anti-government protests.

The ruling at the request of Mortada Mansour, the controversial, larger than life president of Cairo’s storied Al Zamalek SC who alleged that his club’s ultras, the Ultras White Knights (UWK), tried to assassinate him, pushes further underground groups that often offer despairing youth a rare opportunity to vent…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 16, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

Call for Participation: International Women's Day for Peace & Disarmament - May 24

In little over 7 weeks, we will be celebrating International Women's Day for Peace & Disarmament - May 24 - again!

Women have often been at the forefront of peace and disarmament initiatives. With their own unique experience and analysis of armed conflict, they have been dedicated to building a culture of peace within their communities, countries and on an international level. Women are working for peace in many ways, but this rarely gets the attention and…


Added by Communication WPP on April 16, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments

Militant soccer fans: Egypt’s Hans Brink plugs the dam against radicalization

Said Moshagheb, a mesmerizingly charismatic, under‐educated and unemployed leader of a prominent group of militant, well-organized, and street battle-hardened soccer fans, staged a coup five years ago against the founders and original leaders of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the storied support group of Zamalek SC, one of Egypt’s most celebrated clubs.


The impact of the takeover is today increasingly evident on the embattled campuses of Egyptian universities and in poorer…


Added by James M Dorsey on April 7, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Gulf Alliances: Regional States Hedge Their Bets

By James M. Dorsey

The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces

from gaining power symbolises the Gulf’s new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various

Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement rather than

replace the regional US security umbrella.

Qatar this month signed a military agreement with Turkey which gives the two parties the

right to deploy…


Added by James M Dorsey on March 31, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Press Release: Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

Download the Press Release in PDF

NEW YORK, USA – On the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the panel discussion "Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the WPS Agenda" took place on…


Added by Communication WPP on March 26, 2015 at 3:37am — No Comments

3 MWC15 Takeaways for the Developing World

Last week, tens of thousands of participants and over 2,000 exhibitors gathered at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to launch and share the latest advances in mobile technology, wearables, virtual reality, gadgets, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), devices, 5G, and more. …


Added by TechChange on March 13, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Egyptian spectator ban: flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

By James M. Dorsey

An Egyptian Cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional soccer in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has no apparent intention of easing repression implicitly acknowledges the role of fans in continued widespread opposition to his…


Added by James M Dorsey on February 27, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

Soccer deaths renews spotlight on Egypt’s notorious security forces

By James M. Dorsey

A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded soccer brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt’s unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many fans died.

Amid security forces holding fans and fans holding police responsible and conflicting assertions of the number of people who died…


Added by James M Dorsey on February 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Study Fellowships to TURKEY

Rumi Forum is inviting eligible individuals on a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region May-June 2015.

You have the option of choosing:


  • Date 1: May 15 (departing US) - May 24 (departing Istanbul) 2015…

Added by Richard T on February 2, 2015 at 6:38pm — No Comments

8 Pro-bono Positions at Global South Development Magazine, Helsinki-Finland

Original vacancy page is here

Job title: GSDM Special Correspondents for

1. Global Peace &…


Added by Manoj Bhusal on December 29, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

A Bridge Exists! Sort of...

A Bridge Exists! Sort of…

Much has been made of the distance between scholarship and practice in the areas of international security and development (see here, here, and…


Added by Lindsay Heger on November 13, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Due TODAY: Apps for IPSI Summer Peace Leadership Symposiums

Apply by midnight tonight, and save between $500-$600 on your tuition!  Applying online is easy, and takes about 30 minutes. 

Which Symposium is right for you?

Location:  Bologna, Italy…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on November 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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