August 2022

United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 31, 2022

Sri Lanka: WFP helps alleviate stress of pregnancy amidst skyrocketing food prices 

The queue of women grows steadily outside a government clinic in Kuppiyawatta, in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. In just over half an hour the number swells to around 200.…

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E International Relations | August 31, 2022

Remembering Mikhail Gorbachev

Gorbachev's legacy is complex, but perhaps his greatest achievement will be that he contributed so manifestly to a spirit of peace at a vital time in world history.

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US Dept of Defense, Advisories | August 31, 2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcomes the Minister for Defence of Denmark to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III will welcome the Minister for Defence of Denmark, Morten Bødskov, to the Pentagon in an enhanced honor cordon ceremony.

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US Dept of Defense, Advisories | August 31, 2022

On-Camera Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder will hold an on-camera press briefing in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room.

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 31, 2022

Pakistan: WHO warns of significant health risks as floods continue

Major health risks are unfolding in Pakistan as unprecedented flooding continues, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, warning of the threat of further spread of malaria, dengue fever…

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | August 31, 2022

Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?

A Lowy Institute debate, with contributions from leading Southeast Asian experts.

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Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) | August 31, 2022

New publication How to deal with armed groups in transition phases of violent conflict?

During BICC’s two-day conference, around 100 international academics from peace and conflict studies, policymakers, practitioners and diplomats investigated the guiding question of how the international community can best support national,…

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) | August 31, 2022

The Social Side of Climate Change Adaptation: Reducing Conflict Risk

This SIPRI Policy Brief offers insights into the importance of social capital for facilitating climate change adaptation and preventing and resolving natural resource-related communal conflict in developing countries.

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Alternatives | August 31, 2022

Critical Junctures of Securitisation: The Case of the AK Party in Turkey

Alternatives, Ahead of Print. Authoritarian leaders try to create an environment conducive to the maintenance of their own ontological security. In this study, we advance a theory of tripartite securitization…

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Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Publications | August 31, 2022

Social dialogue TOOLKIT for decent work of migrants and refugees in Poland

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Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Publications | August 31, 2022

Does ‘Islamophobia’ curtail free speech?

SUMMARY While the offence of blasphemy has been abolished, the Racial and Religious Hatred Act, despite its protection for freedom of expression, is nevertheless, regressive. Without proper scrutiny or debate,…

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US Dept of Defense, Speeches | August 31, 2022

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at U.S. Special Operations Command Change of Command Ceremony (As Delivered)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III gave remarks at U.S. Special Operations Command Change of Command Ceremony.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Environment and Climate Change | August 30, 2022

The Evolving Role of Greenhouse Gas Emission Offsets in Combating Climate Change

Aug 30, 2022As governments, firms, and universities advance ambitious greenhouse gas emission goals, the demand for emission offsets — projects that reduce or remove emissions relative to a counterfactual scenario — will…

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United Nations (UN) Americas | August 30, 2022

LGBT rights being ‘deliberately undermined’, in some US states: UN expert

An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday warned that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) people are being “deliberately undermined by some state governments…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | August 30, 2022

Why Wars Are Easy to Start and Hard to End

Aug 29, 2022Stephen Walt analyzes how misperception, sunk costs, escalation, and internationalization all make conflicts last longer than planned.

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United Nations (UN) Middle East | August 30, 2022

Visa refusal for UN human rights staff in Palestine part of wider ‘worrying trend’: Bachelet

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has deplored Israel’s refusal to grant visas for her staff in the occupied Palestinian territory, according to a statement issued on Tuesday. 

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United Nations (UN) Middle East | August 30, 2022

Visa refusal for UN human rights staff in Palestine part of wider ‘worrying trend’: Bachelet

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has deplored Israel’s refusal to grant visas for her staff in the occupied Palestinian territory, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 30, 2022

Pakistan: $160 million UN emergency plan launched, as ‘monsoon on steroids’ continues

A $160 million emergency plan to help Pakistan deal with devastating flooding has been launched by the United Nations, aiming to reach “5.2 million of the most vulnerable people in…

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Journal of Conflict Resolution | August 30, 2022

Alliance Reliability and Dispute Escalation

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Ahead of Print. States form defensive alliances hoping to deter adversaries and avoid war. However, scholars and policy analysts often worry that if an alliance fails…

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British Journal of Politics and International Relations | August 30, 2022

Who’s in charge? The impact of delivery and perception of risk on the willingness to voting online

The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Ahead of Print. What makes voters more or less willing to vote online? This article uses a unique survey experiment to assess…

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E International Relations | August 30, 2022

The Geo-economic Foundations of Large European Banks’ Power

Due to their central position in the global financial system as providers of global liquidity, large domestic banks may influence state power in the global political economy.

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Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Publications | August 30, 2022

The EU’s strategic multilateralism: Global engagement in an era of great-power competition

The crises of previous years and the rise of strategic competition have put the EU’s traditional approach to multilateralism under pressure. The EU’s pledge for “a more stringent and strategic…

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | August 30, 2022

Aus-PNG Network Leadership Series: Storytelling and representation – Theatre in PNG

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | August 30, 2022

Storytelling and representation: Theatre in PNG

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Journal of Peace Research | August 30, 2022

CORRIGENDUM to ‘How (wo)men rebel: Exploring the effect of gender equality on nonviolent and armed conflict onset’

Journal of Peace Research, Ahead of Print.

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