This paper from Chatham House sets out to look beyond the immediate causes and impacts of the global food price crisis of recent months, towards the medium and longer term.
Business and Human Rights Case Study: The Ford Approach Towards Human Rights and Business Integration
This case study illustrates how Ford has systematically integrated considerations of human rights to management systems and operating procedures in the period of time from 2000 to 2009.
This paper discusses the current level of instability in the Middle East, and its implications for public health.
Measuring Transparency to Improve Good Governance in the Public Pharmaceutical Sector: Syrian Arab Republic
This study conducted with the WHO analyzes transparency in the Syrian pharmaceutical industry, with the hope of improving transparency and accountability as the basis for good governance.
Starting in the early 2000s this paper analyzes the intended social policies of Al Assad, as well as how they failed to come to fruition.
This paper analyzes the effects of the current economic crisis on Syria, and its potential to bolster reform.
In this paper, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor analyzes the potential for entrepreneurship in the Syrian economy, as well as potential policy initiatives that could bring on these important changes.
This city profile of Kinshasa in DR Congo was prepared by Pascal Kapagama, professor of sociology at Kinshasa University and Rachel Waterhouse, an independent consultant on social development. It is only available in French.
This paper analyzes the Colombian conflict in order to give insights into the political dimensions of irregular warfare and the ways in which the conflict can shed light on other global issues.
This paper considers the pros and cons of outsourcing responsibility for security from the African Union to various sub-regional organisations, usually referred to as the regional economic communities (RECs). The author concludes that although there are some advantages in such decentralisation, it is far from clear that all RECs are up to the task they have been given, identifying problems such as the lack of a regional hegemon and the absence of shared values and norms.
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