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Moran on Assessing Effectiveness of Governance Aid in Africa

09 May 2016

In the latest research brief by the CCAPS program, Assessing Effectiveness of Governance Aid in Africa, Strauss Center Associate Director Ashley Moran discusses the causal mechanisms through which democracy aid may positively impact democratic development in Africa. While recent studies on U.S. democracy aid worldwide found that democracy aid programs overall do have a positive…

ACLED Releases May 2016 Conflict Trends Report

09 May 2016

In the May issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report, researchers analyze the Oromia protests in Ethiopia and how they challenge under-standings of collective action, encroaching violence by Fulani herders in southeastern Nigeria, a decline in overall protest events in April 2016, and concomitant rise in voter registration protests in…

Review of “The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft”

27 Apr 2016

Walter Russell Mead of Foreign Affairs Magazine recently reviewed The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft, edited by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jeremi Suri and Duke University Assistant Professor Hal Brands. Additional Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Mark Lawrence and H.W. Brands are contributors to the book which addresses a large and growing gap between policymakers…

ACLED Releases April 2016 Conflict Trends Report

12 Apr 2016

ACLED’s April 2016 edition of the Conflict Trends report focuses on increased protest activity in Chad at the beginning of this year, widespread police abuses in Egypt, the resurfacing of the Mozambican National Resistance movement (RENAMO) violence in Mozambique, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and al-Mourabitoun attacks against foreign nationals in Burkina Faso, Ivory…

Distinguished Scholar Will Inboden and Student Fellow Anna Waterfield Warn About African Jihadist Terrorism

12 Apr 2016

Clements Center Executive Director and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Will Inboden and Strauss Center Student Fellow Anna Waterfield co-published an article in Foreign Policy titled “What Africa Tells Us About the Fight Against Jihadist Terrorism.” In the article, Inboden and Waterfield guide us from the beginning of Islamist jihad against the United States to recent attacks against…

Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics

08 Apr 2016

The March 2016 issue of the journal Perspectives on Politics included a review of Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Alan Kuperman’s most recent volume, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War through Institutional Design (U. of Pennsylvania, 2015), which emerged from the Strauss Center’s CCAPS program. Reviewer Shanna A. Kirschner places…

ACLED Releases March 2016 Conflict Trends Report

13 Mar 2016

ACLED’s March 2016 edition of the Conflict Trends report focuses on violence by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largely peaceful protests against the expansion of Addis Ababa and the response of security forces in Ethiopia, territorial gains made…

CCAPS Scholars’ Essays Published from Constitutions and Conflict Management Symposium

13 Mar 2016

This week, scholars who had participated in a Strauss Center symposium on Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design saw their essays published as a special section of the journal Ethnopolitics titled “Can Constitutional Design Avert Ethnopolitical Violence?”

CCAPS Scholars’ Essays Published from Constitutions and Conflict Management Symposium

13 Mar 2016

This week, scholars who had participated in a Strauss Center symposium on Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design saw their essays published as a special section of the journal Ethnopolitics titled “Can Constitutional Design Avert Ethnopolitical Violence?”

CCAPS Mapping of Integrated Security Recognized by the Swedish Defense Research Agency

15 Feb 2016

The Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) recently released a brief on integrated security in which they mention several agencies doing impactful work on implementing integrated security initiatives. Of those agencies named, the FOI praised the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS). CCAPS is a multi-year research program that examines the relationship…

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