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With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

Originally published at The Diplomat At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace…

1 year ago

Personal Reflections on the Tragedy in Beirut

Editor's Note: Rise to Peace Research Fellow Cameron Hoffman has a close connection with Beirut, Lebanon. He spoke with some…

1 year ago

Remittances: Reverberations for Conflict-Ridden Regions

Since the start of the 21st century, the world economy’s reliance on remittances has risen sharply as globalization enabled growth…

1 year ago

Civil Society Organizations as a Possible Structure for Recovery in Lebanon

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lebanon experienced massive protests calling for a new government in response to declining economic opportunities amongst…

1 year ago

How Will COVID-19 Impact Efforts in Afghanistan?

It is often surmised that modern conflict is characterized by a steady decline in inter-state warfare and increased conflict perpetrated…

2 years ago