This week, the World Bank hosted the Fragility Forum in Washington, DC. Even though, more broadly, gender is often still associated with women’s empowerment, several sessions spoke to the importance of understanding men and masculinity to address the root causes of women’s limited participation in development and peacebuilding.
NYU CIC Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group, Jason Stearns, was interviewed by Radio France Internationale on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read the full interview in French here.
An American who helped open secret negotiations with the Taliban calls for them to accept a ceasefire and peace talks with the Afghan government. By NYU CIC Senior Fellow and Associate Director Barnett R. Rubin.
Royalist and republican, Khalqi and Parchami, Soviet Union and the West, communist and Islamist, mujahid and Talib, Hanafi and takfiri, al Qaeda and America, warlord and technocrat, Pashtun and non-Pashtun, Islamic Emirate and Islamic State, KGB, ISI, and CIA – all have for decades carried on an uninterrupted struggle in Afghanistan.
The sight in recent weeks of Syrian delegations flying in and out of Geneva, Vienna, Astana and now Sochi to negotiate peace has fuelled speculation that a political settlement to the Syrian conflict is in sight. The real question, however, is not will the fighting stop, but will justice be achieved?