Policy and Research Papers
Counterterrorism in Belgium: Key Challenges and Policy Options
This report by the Egmont Institute presents an exercise to assess Belgium’s counterterrorism policy in a critical but nuanced manner following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels and provides a number of recommendations to policy-makers including the need for more community policing; the relevance of counterterrorism financing and the terror-crime nexus.
Ethiopia: Sliding Further Away from Democracy
Published by the Centre for Security Governance, this article analyses the impact on democracy and governance of the protests and the state of emergency in Ethiopia declared by the government. The author argues that, although messy, and perhaps disruptive to Ethiopia’s economic progress, what is needed is genuine democratic dialogue to solve this crisis.
Environmental Governance, Climate Change and Peacebuilding
Folke Bernadotte Academy's brief revisits the links between environmental factors and issues pertaining to peace and conflict while discussing how environmental governance and climate change policies can contribute to peacebuilding. The author argues that there is a growing need to understand these linkages, and integrate a more holistic approach for organizations working in the field of peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
All at Sea: The Policy Challenges of Rescue, Interception, and Long-Term Response to Maritime Migration
Published by the Migration Policy Institute, this book reviews the policy responses to irregular maritime arrivals at regional, national, and international levels, focusing on case studies in five global hotspots: the Mediterranean, the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea region, the Gulf of Aden/Red Sea, Australia, and the Caribbean.
Addressing the Refugee Situation in Palestine
Speaking from his 25 years of work in conflict zones, Pierre Krähenbühl, head of UNRWA emphasises that trends developing for Palestine refugees will perpetuate regional instability in the absence of a political process.