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By Sarah Bakhtiari

The Way is Home, August 19, 2012. By Hartwig HKD.
The Way is Home, August 19, 2012. By Hartwig HKD.

The UN Peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has recently come under scrutiny for allegations of child sexual abuse from December 2013 to June 2014.  Muna Ndulo argues that sexual abuse and exploitation should be treated as a major collective security threat by the UN.

Michael Horowitz outlines recent efforts to bridge academics and policy, and also identifies four key features of ‘policy relevance. Along similar lines, academics might build bridges to NGOs by partnering between NGO umbrella organizations and APSA, ISA, or MPSA, amongst other ideas outlined here.

How might we better balance the interests of peace and justice in international criminal trials? Carsten Stahn points us to take a closer look at retributive practices and procedures.

Find out about the effects of violent flanks on nonviolent movements’ success rates with this lecture by Erica Chenoweth at the Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict.

How’s does Thomas Schelling’s Arms and Influence apply to the Iranian P5+1 nuclear negotiations? Find out here what insights Schelling offers.

Hope for Japanese concessions to Korea on historical issues came and went with the 50th anniversary of Korean-Japanese diplomatic normalization on June 22nd—most expect to see more of the same from Japan’s Abe for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the war in the Pacific next week.

Speaking of anniversaries, the UN Charter turned 70 this past Friday, June 26. If you need a refresher on the details of how it came to life, here’s a brief historiography.

Britain faces some strategic decision points regarding defense, as they realize they no longer have the capacity to maintain nationally autonomous support for each force element.

Will China’s heavy investment in South Sudan compel them to intervene in the state’s internal affairs?

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