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Sexual violence – South Sudan’s neglected survivors and crimes

Pax et Bellum | Alexandra Hallqvist, Analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence against Civilians, Zoe Meijer | , , , , , , ,

Historically, sexual violence has been a part of war. However, while it used to be seen as “just” a byproduct of war, we have finally come to the realization that sexual violence is often used as a strategic tool during conflict. Especially after the rape …

From regime change to authoritarian stability? The Trump presidency and the Syrian Civil War

Pax et Bellum | Americas, Analysis, Aron Woonink, Civil Wars, International Politics, Middle East and North Africa, Opinions | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Many jars of ink have been spilt on Donald Trump’s election last month. Every spectator, whether they’re journalists, policymakers or ordinary citizens, wonders what this remarkable figure’s victory will mean for the US and the rest of the world. Will Muslims be banned from entering …

Brexit, Trump and right-wing movements in Europe – Explaining identity politics

Pax et Bellum | Analysis, Europe, International Politics, Shawn Davies, Suna Voss | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Identity politics is in the news. While identity might be a construct, as the constructivist argument goes, attempts to transcend one identity generally lead into the construction of another. What does this mean for politics and society? The ethnicities of Gujarati and Marathi are united …

Non Violent Communication in Mediation of Conflicts

Pax et Bellum | Americas, Analysis, Lani Anaya Jiménez, Non Violent Conflicts, Peace Building | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

For  a long time conflict resolution processes tended to be observed and mediated on a state basis where high level actors where the most important ones (Lederach, 1997). However, conflicts based on non-state actors have increased considerably during last ten years (UCDP, 2016). As a …