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More than 70 papers were submitted for the UN Peacebuiilding Architecture Review in 2020, covering nearly 800 recommendations from the UN, member states, civil society organizations, Independent Eminent Persons, and Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) consultations. CIC is delighted to announce that it has created a publicly available tool to analyze and monitor the recommendations in an online matrix.
Apr 12, 2022

The global housing crisis shows few signs of letting up. This report from Gianpaolo Baiocchi (Director of the Urban Democracy Lab, Professor of Individualized Studies and Sociology at NYU) and H. Jacob Carlson (postdoctoral research associate at S4 at Brown University) argues that the solutions can be found in "social housing."

Apr 20, 2022
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, H. Jacob Carlson
Photo of a computer showing a Security Council meeting; members held an open videoconference in connection with maintenance of international peace and security.

While the Gulf States have long been generous providers of foreign aid, it is only in recent years that they have publicly committed to playing a major role as peacebuilders. This paper analyzes the current role and prospects of the Gulf States as actors in the field of peacebuilding.

Apr 14, 2022
Sultan Barakat
Middle East

The early warning/early action (EWEA) community has been working for decades on analytics to help prevent conflict. The field has evolved significantly since its inception in the 1970s and 80s. This latest report starts by surveying the data-driven techniques with the greatest potential to revolutionize the field, along with emerging trends in data and modeling. Then, it reviews contextual thematic issues most likely to shape EWEA (such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change), and concludes with recommendations for engaging emerging technologies in EWEA's future development.

Apr 06, 2022
Branka Panic

Horrific images of the loss of life and humanitarian suffering in Ukraine continue to come to light, including significant evidence of large-scale human rights abuses. As the war in Ukraine looks likely to enter a period of military consolidation and rearming, maintaining international pressure for a negotiated peace agreement that maintains territorial integrity and upholds international law will be crucial.

Apr 04, 2022