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Kuperman’s Work on Libya Cited as Example of How International Community Can Get it Wrong

30 Jun 2015

A recent blog post for the Center for Research on Globalization highlighted Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman’s work on humanitarian intervention.

ACLED Releases June 2015 Conflict Trends Report

29 Jun 2015

This month’s issue of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report focuses on civilian-targeted violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the continued encroachment of Islamic State (IS) affliate groups in Libya, xenophobic violence in South Africa, violent Islamist-related activity in Tanzania, LRA and ADF patterns of activity in Uganda and the surrounding Central African region and political…

Expanding on Initial Work, Scholars Make Contribution Says Wolford

15 Jun 2015

In a upcoming post for International Studies Quarterly, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Professor Scott Wolford and co-author Curtis Bell respond to recent replication of their theoretical and empirical work. In the post, Wolford responds to what he calls “rigorous” and “thoughtful” follow up work on the link between oil resources and civil conflict….

Natural Disaster and Peacebuilding in Post-War Nepal

05 Jun 2015

Political Violence at a Glance’s post on Natural Disaster and Peacebuilding in Post-War Nepal discusses international aid for recovery from the 2015 earthquake and its impact on peace building efforts. The post references a case study, published in CCAPS Research Brief No. 22, on Sri Lanka and post-conflict peace building in the aftermath of the…

ACLED Releases May Conflict Trends Report

11 May 2015

In this month’s Conflict Trends report the focus is on the declining activity of Boko Haram in Nigeria, escalating protests in Burundi, and also provides an overview of an ACLED working paper on shifting forms and spatial distribution of protest activity in North Africa, an analysis of the neutrality doctrine in UN Peace-keeping Missions, cycles…

Tracking Climate Aid in Africa: The Case of the World Bank

05 May 2015

In 2014, the CCAPS research team reviewed, coded, and analyzed all World bank projects implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa for five years, from 2008 to 2012 inclusive, in an effort to discern trends in climate change adaptation and financing in the region by one of the leading providers of developement finance.

ACLED releases April 2015 Conflict Trends Report

13 Apr 2015

ACLED releases April 2015 Conflict Trends Report In the April 2015 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd focus focuses on the intervention of French Military Forces in West Africa, Islamist Militancy and Counter Insurgency strategies in North Africa, an analysis of violence surrounding the recent elections in Nigeria, and student-led…

Moran on the Geospatial Community’s Role in the Ebola Relief Effort

10 Mar 2015

Strauss Center Associate Director Ashley Moran was recently quoted in an article for Trajectory Magazine on how the geospatial community has addressed the lack of adequate mapping data in the context of the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014. This outbreak—particularly challenging given the size of the affected area, the risk of global spread of…

Global Food Prices, Regime Type, and Urban Unrest in the Developing World

27 Feb 2015

Cullen Hendrix, a lead researcher on the CCAPS program, and Stephan Haggard recently published an article on global food prices and urban unrest in the Journal of Peace Research. Their research, which focuses on Africa and Asia and uses data from 1961 to 2010, is also highlighted in NewSecurityBeat, a blog by the Wilson Center’s…

ACLED Releases Version 5.0

19 Feb 2015

Version 5.0 of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) is now available and covers all African political violence from 1997 to 2014. ACLED tracks the actions of opposition groups, governments, and militias across Africa, specifying the location and date of battle events, transfers of military control, headquarter establishment, civilian violence, and rioting. Data…

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