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Hendrix and Salehyan Explore Issues Beyond the Climate-Conflict Nexus Using the Social Conflict in Africa Database

21 Jan 2016

In a recent article for the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) researchers Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan use the program’s Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) to address issues pertaining the regime repression in Africa.

ACLED Releases December 2015 Conflict Trends Report

14 Dec 2015

The December 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on Boko Haram violence and general elections in Nigeria, xenophobic riots and tuition fee protests in universities in South Africa, the trajectory of conflict in South Sudan as it enters its third year of civil war, an increase in ethnic and communal violence as pro-government militias scaled down…

ACLED Releases November 2015 Conflict Trends Report

09 Nov 2015

The November 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on the diffusion of protests in Algeria amidst elite corruption, State of Sinai activity and parliamentary elections in Egypt, intra-party political violence in Guinea, political contestation in Republic of Congo following President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s constitutional amendment to term limits, demonstrations over university fees in South Africa, and…

CCAPS Releases African Constitutional Design Database

09 Nov 2015

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and Political Stability Program (CCAPS) program is excited to announce the release of its African Constiutional Design Database, which presents cross-sectional data on constitutional design across all African states, dating back to 2011. The database, compiled by Eli Poupko, was completed for the book chapter, “Africa’s Domestic Institutions of Integration and…

Symposium on Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa

04 Nov 2015

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Strauss Center hosted a symposium entitled Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa.  The symposium focused on new research published in the book Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design edited by Dr. Alan Kuperman, an Associate Professor at the LBJ School and a Strauss…

ACLED Releases October 2015 Conflict Trends

13 Oct 2015

The October 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on the recent coup attempt and popular mobilisation in Burkina Faso, one-sided violence and strategic power-sharing in Burundi, the geography of rebellion in Democratic Republic of Congo, political dialogue and military power play in Libya and by-election violence and UPND incited riots in Zambia.

CCAPS Releases Research on Climate Change Resilience in Urban Africa

23 Sep 2015

The CCAPS program released today two briefs on climate change resilience in urban cities in Africa. The first brief, Climate Change Resilience in Urban Africa: Part I: The Policy Challenge, examines the efforts made by ten African cities to develop resiliency to climate events. The second brief in the two-part series, Climate Change Resilience in…

Urban Resilience to Climate Change Challenges in Africa

15 Sep 2015

In September 2015, CCAPS and the LBJ School of Public Affairs released a new report that examines the capacity of governmental systems to prepare for and respond to climate change and climate-related hazards in a set of large urban areas in Africa.

ACLED Releases September 2015 Conflict Trends

04 Sep 2015

The September 2015 issue of ACLED’s Conflict Trends focuses on allegations against peacekeeping forces in Central African Republic, the continuation of a regime of intimidation in Egypt, the potential for Islamic State expansion across Africa, decreased levels of violence following peace talks in South Sudan and a reduction in violence against civilians in Sudan, economically…

CCAPS Work Helps Shed Light on Climate Change and Security

02 Sep 2015

The work of the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and Political Stability Program (CCAPS) program was featured in a recent Trajectory Magazine article on the relationship between climate change and national security. In the article, “A Signal From the Noise,” author Melanie Kaplan argues that geospatial intelligence should be utilized to better understand the security implications…

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