Google Ideas INFO Summit – Disrupting Illicit Arms: This panel looked at the illicit arms trade and discussed how small arms, such as the AK47, are obtained, moved, and where they end up.
Latin American governments are worried about criminality in cyberspace. Like all regions around the world, Latin America is experiencing an information revolution. Internet usage is growing more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. Some 40 per cent of the population is online, with the world’s highest growth rates in mobile devices. The population is... Read More
Photo Credit: Aekkaphob / Shutterstock.com The purpose of the first International Expert Forum, “Conflict Prevention and Preventive Diplomacy: What Works and What Doesn’t?,” was to explore the theory and practice of preventive diplomacy and conflict prevention. Launched at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York on December 15, 2011, the forum is a joint collaboration... Read More
Dr Robert Muggah is a Fellow at The SecDev Foundation, the Instituto de Relações Internacionais, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio, researching humanitarian action in non-war settings, civilian rosters for peace support operations, and urban/drug-related violence. Previously, Dr Muggah was Research Director of the Small Arms Survey and lectured at the Graduate Institute of International Studies.... Read More
After the 2010 earthquake killed some 160,000 people in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, international actors rapidly focused on increased policing and security sector reforms. This focus on increasing security capacity in Haiti is not new. For the past 200 years, the country has contended with periodic outbursts of political violence, met by international efforts to influence... Read More
This research, based on original field work, considers Colombia’s challenges with striving to reintegrate 30,000 demobilized paramilitary fighters into local communities. It explores whether and how Colombia’s rich array of alternative justice operators could provide a solution in support of sustainable Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). The author is a SecDev Associate with 25 years experience... Read More