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Structural change in Nepal due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on peacebuilding

08. Dec. 2020
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Yoga Raj Sapkota & Stephanie Theis

This article highlights the role of women within the family and society as peacebuilders, all within the rapidly changing context due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Pathways towards a revitalised Africa-Europe strategic partnership

01. Oct. 2020
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Cedric de Coning

The African Union and European Union were scheduled to adopt a new strategic partnership agreement at an AU-EU summit in October 2020, but it had to be postponed due to COVID-19 risks and related delays. This may be a blessing in disguise, as it gives the negotiators more time to adapt the relationship to COVID-19 and to craft an agreement that expands the focus, scope and scale of African-European relations for the next two decades.

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The Americanisation of European foreign policy

15. Jun. 2020
Konstantin Bärwaldt, Lucia Montanaro, Tuuli Räty

The EU wants to create stability and peace outside Europe – by providing guns, ammunition and training. This strategy will fail

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COVID-19 in Libya: Germany Should Engage, Not Retreat

09. Jun. 2020
Thomas Claes, Jannis Grimm

Despite diplomatic efforts at the Berlin Conference, the security situation in Libya is deteriorating, providing ideal conditions for COVID-19 to spread unnoticed. Germany should revitalize dialogue formats established in Berlin to leverage technical support by all actors involved, and upgrade bilateral aid to support coordinated measures to contain the virus.

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COVID-19 and fragility: The threat posed by corruption, crooks, and the resulting illicit financial flows

08. Jun. 2020
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Jana Warkotsch und Carola Frank

With governments under pressure to contain COVID-19, another threat might slip by unnoticed. Indeed, corruption, profit-driven crime and the resulting illicit financial flows (IFF) are soaring in the wake of the current crisis.

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Corona, Peace and Conflict

The Covid-19 virus turns our lives upside down. The effects on peace and conflict dynamics become increasingly clear. As a knowledge hub, FriEnt's blog series “Corona, Peace and Conflict” has set itself the task of sharing experiences from a wide range of actors, bundling assessments and showing new perspectives on developments in sub-areas of peacebuilding.


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