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At this event in which they talk about their new book, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts discuss how the world is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. As neighbouring countries continue to bear the brunt of the Syrian catastrophe, European governments have enacted a series of ill-considered gestures, from shutting their borders to welcoming refugees without a plan for their safe passage or integration upon arrival. With a deepening crisis and a xenophobic backlash in Europe, it is time for a new vision for refuge.
Going beyond the scenes of desperation which have become all too familiar in the past few years, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts look to show that international policy-makers should be focussing on delivering humane, effective and sustainable outcomes – both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education.
For details and full access to the video Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System, kindly follow the link.
Général Bruno Clément-Bollée est vice-président de Sovereign Global France. Il répond à nos questions à l’occasion du séminaire “Trafic d’armes en situation post-conflits : Etude de cas et enjeux”, organisé par l’IRIS et le GRIP, avec le soutien de la DGRIS, le mardi 24 janvier 2017 :
- En quoi constitue un programme DDR (Désarmement - Démobilisation - Réintégration) ?
- Est-il facile de réintégrer des combattants dans la société civile ?
- Vous étiez en Côte d'Ivoire entre 2013 et 2016. Comment le processus DDR a dû s'adapter aux particularités du tissu social et communautaire du pays ?
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In January 2017 the Africa Center for Strategic Studies held a week-long workshop on National Security Strategy Development for senior-level security professionals from across Africa. In this video, Thomas Staal provides insight from his experience in the aid sector and reminds that strategic thinking should not only be limited to military itself but also economic, diplomatic and social aspects of national security.
For details and full access to the video The National Security Strategy Formulation Process, kindly follow the link.
In January 2017 the Africa Center for Strategic Studies held a week-long workshop on National Security Strategy Development for senior-level security professionals from across Africa. Assis Malaquias, Professor and academic chair of Defense, Economics and Resource Management at the ACSS explains the various rationales of having an NSS, the most important one being the will to break with the past resulting because of a change in the security environment of a country which in turn prompts the country to re-assess its multi-dimensional security threats.
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John Katunga, senior technical advisor for peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services, discusses the status of the DRC's peace process and the role of external actors in the negotiations.
For details and full access to the video Prospects for peace in the DRC: A conversation with John Katunga, kindly follow the link.