External Podcasts

Making Peace Last: Conversation with Rob Ricigliano

This podcast by Third Coat Digest is a conversation with Rob Ricigliano, author of Making Peace Last, reflecting on his work and experiences working for sustainable peacebuilding.

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Voice of a Practitioner in Pakistan – Mossarat Qadeem

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For this podcast episode on Violent Extremism by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Shannon N. Green sits down with Mossarat Qadeem, Founder and Director of the PAIMAN Alumni Trust, and partner of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). Mossarat shares her experience as a practitioner countering violent extremism at the grassroots levels in some of the most conflict-affected areas of Pakistan. She talks about the importance of building trust at the community-level and the contributions women can make to peace and security – locally and globally.

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Sécurité africaine : l'entrée de la Chine

Ce podcast de l'European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Paris s'intéresse à la politique de sécurité de la Chine en Afrique. Historiquement présente via des ventes d'armes et une implication dans les opérations de maintien de la paix, la perception qu'a la Chine de son rôle dans la sécurité globale évolue, et elle s'implique en conséquence différemment en Afrique. Le principe de non-ingérence est toujours central, mais d'une méfiance historique envers les opérations de maintien de la paix suivie d'une participation limitée aux rôles de soutien, la Chine passe depuis 2012 à un engagement plus important dans des rôles de combat.

Autour de ces questions, les intervenants, Abigaël Vasselier, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Mathieu Duchâtel et Tara Varma, discutent aussi du contact entre les populations locales et les effectifs chinois ainsi que des tensions qui, inévitablement, apparaissent sur le terrain pour les forces engagées dans le maintien de la paix. Passant de Juba au Mali pour des exemples sur les différents sujets, les intervenants discutent aussi du rapport entre les missions européennes et l'Armée populaire de libération chinoise.

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Towards a more just, secure, and peaceful world: Lessons from Albright and Axworthy

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As the world grapples with a slew of challenges—yet another terrorist attack in Istanbul, the British public’s decision to leave the European Union, the greatest migration crisis it has ever known, and inadequate systems of governance to address such transnational dangers—three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law.

Lloyd Axworthy, a former foreign minister of Canada, unpacked these complex and interconnected issues at the second annual Madeleine K. Albright Lecture on Global Justice. Highlighting Secretary Albright’s many contributions to advancing the concept of the Responsibility to Protect and the role of democratic institutions in assuring peace, Axworthy knits together seemingly disparate challenges facing the world today and offered a framework for addressing them couched firmly in the respect for basic human rights.

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Hamas’ Costly Options for Ending the Gaza Blockade

World Politics Review's weekly Trend Lines podcast addresses the SSR-related topics of the militarisation of police in Honduras and of transitional justice in Côte d'Ivoire after which it touches upon political prospects for Turkey, Syria and Iraq’s Kurds and then Hamas’ options for ending Gaza’s isolation. The discussion highlights the Honduran trend away from civilian policing and Côte d'Ivoire's apparent 'victor's justice'. 

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Creative disruption for better security & justice programmes

In this podcast (10 min), Clingendael's Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen presents suggestions for improving security and justice programmes. Joining him in the debate are Craig Valters (Overseas Development Institute), Debra Ladner (The Asia Foundation) and Hans Rouw (PAX).The backdrop for these suggestions is that a fair number of programs that seek to strengthen security and/or justice in conflict-prone environments do not deliver well on their stated purpose - irrespective of whether it is defined in terms of development or statecraft. Yet, there is little sense of urgency amongst the international community concerning this state of affairs. This is in part because existing accountability mechanisms, bureaucratic inertia and skills shortages create a placidity that prevents space for experimentation with alternative approaches from emerging. 

Their conversation takes place during an Interactive Brainstorm of the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law on 10 May 2016.

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Podcast BCM : la crise politique en Libye

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Ce podcast du BCM publié par le European Council on Foreign Relations Paris (ECFR) présente les analyses de Mattia Toaldo, Policy Fellow à l’ECFR, et Florence Gaub, Senior Analyst à l’Institut des Etudes de Sécurité de l’UE sur la crise politique libyenne. Les intervenants étudient les raisons sous-jacentes à la persistance de cette crise, et pointent le manque de stratégie politique et le vide institutionnel. Plutôt que des opérations visant à "aller vite" pour contrer Daesh notamment, ils indiquent que ce qui est nécessaire est de privilégier la stabilité à long terme. En plus d'un processus de justice transitionnelle, cela implique une reconstruction du secteur de la sécurité et des institutions politiques du pays. Une série de questions/réponses suit les présentations.

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From understanding to promoting change: making better security and justice programming happen

Are security and justice (S&J) programs in fragile and conflict-affected countries (FCAS) fit for purpose? This page and podcast from The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law reflects on three identified hurdles preventing better programming in the S&J area: the strong domestic focus on donor accountability, which prevents a more diverse and flexible interpretation of results from arising; the inadequacy of staff skill sets amongst many international development organizations; and the inertia resulting from the procedures, habits and paradigms of large donor bureaucracies which prevents innovation and programmatic experimentation from emerging.

Interviewed by Erwin van Veen, author of a recent blog (Running out of excuses: Better security and justice programs are within reach), three practitioners give their views on these issues. 

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Le Forum consacré à Boko Haram (RTBF La Première)

Georges Berghezan et Françoise Wallemacq sont les invités de Fabienne Vande Meerssche dans l’émission « Midi Première - Le Forum » (RTBF) consacrée à l’histoire et l’évolution de Boko Haram. Deux ans après l’enlèvement de 276 jeunes filles au Nigeria par Boko Haram, quelles sont les situations au Nigeria et dans les trois pays voisins, le Niger, le Cameroun et le Tchad, connaissant les attaques de la formation djihadiste. Dans cette émission, Geaorges, Françoise et Fabienne reviennent sur les tactiques, communications et objectifs mises en place par la formation djihadiste.

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How a Ceasefire in Colombia can work

This podcast by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) looks at the obstacles in the way to a smooth post-conflict transition: other violent groups, demobilization challenges, lack of consultation with communities, international apathy, and the Colombian government’s historic inability to be present, protecting its citizens, in much of the national territory.

Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas missed the March 23 deadline that they had set for themselves to finish a peace accord. Still, after 3 1/2 years of talks, an agreement on a full cessation of hostilities—a bilateral ceasefire—is likely in the near future. What would happen the day after that remains an open question.

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