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Could Syrian Civil Society Tilt the Odds in Favor of Peace?

Despite the data demonstrating that peace deals that include civil society groups are 64 percent less likely to fail, the Geneva II peace talks appear to be falling into the trap of exclusion. The vast middle ground in Syria, including human rights groups, religious groups, and the mosaic of unarmed actors that are already working for peace,…

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“Women Have Been Abandoned” in Central African Republic Violence: Interview with Brigitte Balipou

“In the Central African Republic today, the abdication of responsibility by the police and armed forces has given way to a situation of significant insecurity, in which women have been abandoned,” said Brigitte Balipou, a Central African magistrate, member of the board of Femmes Africa Solidarité, and founder of the Association of Women Lawyers of…