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18 July 2019

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READING OF THE WEEK

La mal vie - The routes, drivers and politics of North African irregular migration

Institute for Security Studies

Between 2016 and 2019 irregular migration by North Africans to Europe increased noticeably.The rising numbers are driven by economic pessimism, social frustration and structural inequality. Old routes, which stretch from North African to European shores, have resurged in popularity.

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NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA

Addressing the Terrorism Phenomena in the Sahel 

African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT).

The SAHEL faces a veritable perfect storm of political, economic, social and security challenges, all of which exacerbate, and are exacerbated by, the fragility of states in the region. The assessment of the situation reveals a deterioration of security, safety and stability in the region.

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Guinea Bissau Conflict Insights

Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

The purpose of this report is to provide analysis and recommendations to assist the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States and Development Partners in decision making and in the implementation of peace and security-related instruments..

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Mapping Artisanal Mining Areas and Mineral Supply Chains in Eastern DR Congo

International Peace Information Service(IPIS) & Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

For ten years IPIS has researched, and gathered extensive data on, the linkage between conflict and mineral resources in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The current report draws a number of key lessons about this linkage, and about the impact of responsible sourcing efforts that aim to tackle this issue.

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MIDDLE-EAST

Views of Syrian Refugees in Jordan on Return, Justice, and Coexistence

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

This study addresses the impact of the conflict and displacement on Syrian refugees in Jordan and the potential for justice and coexistence among Syrian communities. It aims to provide a better understanding of the experiences of Syrian refugees

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Russia and Iran Economic Influence in Syria

Chatham House

In pursuit of maintaining their interests in Syria, Moscow and Tehran have adopted different strategies and tools to fulfill their respective objectives

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TRANSNATIONAL

Gender Inequalities and Food Insecurity

Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM)

The food price crisis of 2007–08 had devastating impacts for the world’s poorest people, especially for smallholder farmers and in particular for women, who face discrimination and a heavy burden of household responsibility..

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Trafficking in persons in conflict contexts - what is a realistic response from Africa

Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime (ENACT)  

This brief draws on field research conducted on trafficking in persons in four protracted conflicts in Africa – Central African Republic, Libya, Nigeria and Somalia – to explore what constitutes realistic and effective responses to trafficking in persons in conflict contexts..

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Russia-China Anatomy of A Partnership

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

This ISPI Report tackles every aspect of what appears to be a steadily building alliance between Moscow and Beijing, but it also warns of the growing asymmetries characterizing it.

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