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Somali peacemaker Hawo Adan Hussein.

Introducing Somali peacemakers

Somalia has suffered from ongoing conflict for close to three decades, leaving millions displaced and affected by violence.

  • feature 29 Aug 2019
Hans-Joachim Gießmann

More weapons = more security?Some thoughts on the demise of the INF Treaty

Are there parallels between the recent massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and the impending arms race following the abolition of the INF Treaty?

  • blog post 13 Aug 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann
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Intra-Afghan Conference for Peace signals hope for the people of Afghanistan

For the first time, representatives of the Afghan government and society and of the Taliban movement met in their personal capacity for a dialogue in Doha, Qatar.

  • feature 23 Jul 2019
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New handbook on improving community safety in conflict settings

What does it mean to feel safe? Is it not being afraid to walk home at night? Or is it the ability to provide food for your family?

  • feature 23 Jul 2019
Hans-Joachim Gießmann

Keeping America Great – but alone? Donald Trump’s re-election campaign

On 18 June 2019, Donald Trump did what his political opponents had feared and his supporters had hoped for: He announced his intention to stand for re-election.

  • blog post 28 Jun 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann
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Local governance in Yemen: The devil is in the detail

Contradictory declarations on troop withdrawals and renewed clashes in Hodeidah have underscored once again that, in Yemen, the devil is in the details.

  • feature 7 Jun 2019
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Fifth Berghof Summer School for Young Peacebuilders

The time has come again: the Berghof Summer School for Young Peacebuilders is entering its fifth year.

  • feature 16 May 2019
Hans-Joachim Gießmann

Thoughts on Ramadan 2019 – Will there soon be peace in Afghanistan?

On 6 May, the annual fasting month of Ramadan has begun for Muslims around the world.

  • blog post 15 May 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann
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Community Perspectives on Preventing Violent Extremism: Lessons learned from the Western Balkans

As the Balkans are currently back in the international spotlight, attention has returned to peacebuilding in the region.

  • feature 15 May 2019
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Cast off, Peace Boat!

For the first time in the long-standing cooperation with the Japan-based NGO Peace Boat, our entire peace education team is going on board together.

  • feature 15 Apr 2019
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