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A Look at the Promises and Perils of Social Media in Conflict

Telling the story of Syria through social media

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Dropping the Ball on the Climate-Conflict Nexus

Policymakers agree that there’s a connection between climate change and conflict.  So why aren’t we doing anything about it?

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“La Guerre au Mali”: Why the French Public Supports the Intervention…So Far

In a rare show of national unity, the French are rallying behind President François Hollande’s decision to intervene militarily in the Malian conflict. Here’s a look at the historical and political forces at play.

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In Mali, Slow Progress Amidst Crisis

As the crisis in Mali takes root, ECOWAS meets with a rebel leader in northern Mali to open dialogue and begin the process of negotiating a peaceful solution.

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Guinea-Bissau: Military Coup Threatens Democratic Process

Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have taken over control of the capital, detaining interim president Raimundo Pereira and outgoing prime minister and presidential hopeful Carlos Gomes Jr.

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Mali: A New Interim President, But Crisis Far From Over

The former speaker of Parliament, Dioncounda Traore, was sworn in today as the new head of state in Mali. As much as this transition of power is a significant step towards restoring democratic rule, the security situation in the country has worsened, as the rebellion in the north is far from under control.

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