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When Biro is Mightier Than Bombs
Dennis Ekwere
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t is rather so unfortunate that I found out that I am fighting a lonely war for justice all the time, when I realized what my fundamental human rights are. But fighting in defense for rights in my…
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Responses to Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Region: Policies, Cooperation and Livelihoods
Omar S Mahmood, Ndubuisi Christian Ani
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Chief among the factors enabling the rise of Boko Haram include a limited state presence and poor governance, underdevelopment and unemployment, environmental pressures enhanced by the receding…
Partner Publication
Measure Your CVE Impact: Practical Guidance on Design, Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation
Cristina Mattei, Sara Zeiger
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This guide provides standards of practice for monitoring, measuring and evaluating (MM&E) the results of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs and projects, to include projected impact. It…
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Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
Raya Barazanji
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New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
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Campuses and Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin: Violent Extremism and the Politics of Religion in Higher Education
Alexander Thurston
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"Campuses and Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin" is the first in a series of RESOLVE Network research studies investigating violent extremism and the politics of religion on university…
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Iraq After ISIL: Sub-State Actors, Local Forces, and the Micro-Politics of Control
Erica Gaston, András Derzsi-Horváth
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As the Islamic State of Iraq swept through central and northern Iraq in 2014, Iraqi forces crumbled and state control collapsed. A range of local, sub-state, and hybrid security forces mobilized to…