Policy Briefs

Commentary on conflict-related political issues and events, with a focus on policy recommendations for political decision-makers, opinion-formers and influential civil society actors.

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Schools without Violence! A Summer Camp on Peer Mediation in Jordan (engl.)

Educational & Multimedia

This documentation is published as part of the project „Nonviolent Education in Jordan“. It gives an insight into the topics and participatory activities of two summer camps with 8th grade students from Amman, with the main focus on “Peer Mediation in Schools”. The publication contains advices for facilitators and worksheets for further use.

Schools without Violence! A Summer Camp on Peer Mediation in Jordan (arabic)

Educational & Multimedia

This documentation is published as part of the project „Nonviolent Education in Jordan“. It gives an insight into the topics and participatory activities of two summer camps with 8th grade students from Amman, with the main focus on “Peer Mediation in Schools”. The publication contains advices for facilitators and worksheets for further use.

The Peace Island Game (engl.)

Educational & Multimedia

This documentation is published as part of the project “Peace Education in Iran”. It gives an insight into the topics and participatory activities implemented in a Summer School on “Youth Dialogue and Peacebuilding” with participants from eight countries, prepared with and conducted at Tehran Peace Museum. Heart of the course was an interactive game called “Peace Island”. The publication contains advices for trainers and worksheets for further use.

The Peace Island Game (farsi)

Educational & Multimedia

This documentation is published as part of the project “Peace Education in Iran”. It gives an insight into the topics and participatory activities implemented in a Summer School on “Youth Dialogue and Peacebuilding” with participants from eight countries, prepared with and conducted at Tehran Peace Museum. Heart of the course was an interactive game called “Peace Island”. The publication contains advices for trainers and worksheets for further use.

Caught between the Crocodile and the Snake. Contexts of the ‘Rohingya issue’

This article is an account on how the internationally-sustained discourse of ‘democratic transition’ is masking the complexity of the politics of identity and exclusion pertaining to the ‘Rohingyas’. The ‘Rohingya issue’ is enshrouded in an atmosphere of mistrust and antagonism that makes it very difficult for any external and insider peacebuilders to build bridges between conflicting interests and views. Against this background, this article claims not to provide a ‘neutral’ assessment of the matter at stake, but rather to identify some major factors contributing to the complex web of problems in which the affected people are caught. Taking a historical approach of presenting past events together with current debates and developments, this article provides insights into the interrelated historical threads leading to the present. A key argument is that the dynamics of this long-running conflict have been sharpened by almost everything happening in Myanmar today being seen in terms of how to build up a ‘genuine democracy’ after decades of military rule. The article also foregrounds the mutual fear of being marginalised or even extinguished both by Muslim and Buddhist communities in the conflict region.

SIPRI Yearbook 2017. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security

Kurzfassung Deutsch

Das SIPRI Yearbook wird weltweit von Politikern, Diplomaten, Journalisten, Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Bürgern geschätzt. Als zuverlässige und unabhängige Quelle liefert es Daten und Analysen zu den Themen Rüstung, Abrüstung und internationale Sicherheit und einen Überblick über Entwicklungen in den Bereichen internationale Sicherheit, Waffentechnologien, Militärausgaben, Rüstungshandel und -produktion sowie bewaffnete Konflikte. Auch Bestrebungen zur Kontrolle konventioneller, nuklearer, chemischer und biologischer Waffen werden hier thematisiert. Diese Broschüre fasst die 48. Ausgabe des SIPRI Yearbook 2016 zusammen.

El diálogo en los núcleos veredales

Caja de herramientas metodológicas para facilitadores(as) de diálogo en el marco de los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial (pdet)

La Caja es un conjunto de herramientas que les permite a ustedes, como personas encargadas de organizar y facilitar los espacios de participación y diálogo en el marco de los desarrollos del pdet, dimensionar e implementar su tarea, tomando en cuenta una propuesta de ruta metodológica y sus principios orientadores.

National Dialogue Handbook (Arabic)

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Manual de Diálogos Nacionales. Guía para practicantes

La Fundación Berghof ha elaborado el presente Manual de Diálogos Nacionales en colaboración con la Fundación Suiza para la Paz. En él se plasman los resultados de un estudio pormenorizado al que han contribuido numerosas partes interesadas y académicos.

Manuel de dialogue national. Guide à l’attention des praticiens

Le présent manuel se fonde sur des études de cas contemporaines et entend contribuer au débat naissant sur le dialogue national, en rapprochant les perspectives et les expertises de diverses régions et en proposant une réflexion systématique et des orientations concrètes.