Category: International Cooperation

International

How Brazil Can Do Better for Venezuela’s Refugees

Long an advocate for refugee rights, Brazil’s response to the Venezuelan crisis has fallen short. Here’s how it could be improved. By Maiara Folly and Robert Muggah Published in Americas Quarterly It’s official. Venezuela is suffering the worst migration crisis in Latin American history. Faced

International

A new mega railway across Latin America

This idea has gained momentum as Peru, Bolivia and Brazil join forces to build a corridor that would stretch over 3,800 km from the port of Santos, in Brazil, across Bolivia to the port of Ilo, in Peru.

Publications

The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Executive Summary   Conflict prevention has a long history within the context of the international peace and security architecture. In recent years, there has been a push to vitalize the idea. The new UN Secretary General has called for the restoration of conflict prevention to

International

Mali is slipping back into chaos

Mali experienced a rare glimmer of stability this month. Although voter turnout was dampened by security fears, the country pulled off the second round of a presidential election on Aug. 12.

International Cooperation

The Limits of Conflict Prevention Efforts in Burundi

Recent developments concerning Burundi provide an important example of how difficult it is to develop and implement meaningful and effective conflict prevention strategies. Nevertheless, it is an important case that shows how political will and strategic coherence, amongst key actors involved in an overarching process,

Other Publications

Refugees and the City: The Twenty-first-century Front Line

Today, more than 60 percent of all refugees and 80 percent of all internally displaced persons are living in urban areas. While cities are periodically overwhelmed by sudden mass influxes of forced migrants

International

The terrible price of zero tolerance immigration

The US Attorney General claims these separations are justified by the Bible and will deter illegal immigration, though there is no evidence backing either claim. His is a minority position.

Enhancing Peacekeeping Training Through Cooperation
Publications

Enhancing Peacekeeping Training Through Cooperation

There is growing recognition at the UN and among member states that peacekeeping must be made more effective, especially in face of major budget cuts and wavering leadership by traditional actors.

International

Brazil Can Lead the Way on Managing the World’s Refugee Crisis

05/06/2018 Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Maiara Folly Originally published on PassBlue RIO DE JANEIRO — Only weeks from the start of the 2018 World Cup, soccer teams of refugees from Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Angola, Burkina Faso and Gambia who had

International

Conflict prevention is back in vogue, and not a moment too soon

As warfare spikes, UN peacekeeping is at a breaking point, unable to keep up with relentless demand. 04/06/2018 by Robert Muggah and Adriana Abdenur Originally published on The Hill Times The threat of catastrophic war between great powers is at the highest point since the

Policy Brief Gender and Mediation in Guinea-Bissau
Publications

Gender and Mediation in Guinea-Bissau

On July 10, 2017, the President of Guinea Bissau, José Mário Vaz, met politician Domingos Simões Pereira, who had served as Prime Minister from 2014 to August 2015. Although Pereira remained head of the country’s major political party, the African Party for the Independence of

Publications

Brazil’s Participation in MINUSTAH (2004-2017)

Brazil’s contribution to United Nations (UN) missions started exactly 70 years ago, when Brazilian military officers and diplomats participated in the first multinational team authorised by the Organisation to act in the Balkans in October 1947. About 10 years later, the first UN mission with

International Cooperation

At least 7.7m Brazilians forced to leave homes since 2000, study finds

Georeferencing helps reveal the scale of impact from natural disasters and dam building   Dom Phillips, for The Guardian At least 7.7 million Brazilians, or one every minute, have been forced to leave their homes since 2000, a pioneering study has found. Of those, 6.4

Op-eds

What it will take to stem the violence in Latin America

The sense of unease on many Latin American city streets is palpable. Fear and uncertainty affect people’s day-to-day decisions — whether to take public transport, where to buy groceries, when to go out at night.

International Cooperation

Brazil’s Democracy Suffers from Corruption

Brazil is increasingly becoming a less stable country and has been ranked one of the most worsened countries over the past year by the 2017 Fragile States Index report from the Fund for Peace.

Publications

On the brink of danger

Strategic Note about a relatively new phenomenon in international relations: since the nineties, there has been an increasing number of civilian experts who work in highly unstable contexts, once restricted to the military.

Publications

Achieving Gender Equality

Esta Nota Estratégica tem como objetivo destacar boas práticas na implementação de diferentes planos nacionais de ação (PNA’s).

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