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Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

By Tila Neguse on 08/28/2014 @ 11:45 AM

Tags: incarceration, criminal justice

The combination of entrenched discriminatory policies and a history of over-policing of communities of color created a situation like the one in Ferguson.

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Water Wars and Climate Conflict—Do we have more to fear than bad alliterations?

By Kate Edelen on 08/26/2014 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: Environment, ppdc, water

Does securitizing the environment further legitimize the military-first response, reduce willingness to cooperate across borders, and even devalue civilian-led approaches? What is the most appropriate way to respond to issues of climate conflict?

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You Can't Solve Iraq in Iraq

By Theo Sitther on 08/22/2014 @ 05:30 PM

Tags: iraq, war is not the answer

The Senate Appropriations Committee rightly raised some questions about the president’s request and reduced the Pentagon portion of the CTPF by more than half to $1.9-billion. This is welcome news.

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FCNL Participates in the Africa Leaders Summit

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 08/19/2014 @ 03:37 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

While the Summit was a remarkable moment to focus on critical issues related to shared security and prosperity, a great many challenges remain, particularly when it comes to addressing the root causes of violent extremism and conflict.

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FCNL Hosts Capitol Hill Event on the Crisis in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 08/19/2014 @ 03:37 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

Investing in the people of CAR will be a critical element in the transition from crisis to development, and must be incorporated into planning now. That’s why FCNL is working to support a long-term strategy for U.S. engagement.

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Ferguson Looks Like a War Zone. Here's Why.

By Elizabeth Beavers on 08/14/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: militarism

The people of Ferguson, Missouri are not the enemy. But police in Ferguson have met protestors with violence, armed with weapons and gear that looks like it belongs in a war zone. That's not surprising.

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The U.S. is Bombing Iraq (again)

By Matt Southworth on 08/08/2014 @ 12:30 PM

Tags: Iraq, Middle East, Weapons, War Is Not the Answer

Take a deep breath. Or scream if you need to—I just did. The sobering news of the day is that the United States military has begun a bombing campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But how will these bombings produce a more positive outcome—or even peace, the ultimate objective—than did U.S. bombs in 1990-1991 and 2003-2011?

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Making a Ceasefire Last in Gaza

By Kate Gould on 07/25/2014 @ 09:30 AM

Tags: middle east

No one—Israeli or Palestinian—should have to live under constant threat of death. The U.S. must call for an immediate ceasefire to stop the killing. That will require engaging not only Israel but also Hamas. But the U.S. must also call on Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza that causes unnecessary suffering for civilians. Without an end to the blockade, the ceasefire will not last.

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War Spending "Just a Slush Fund"

By Tila Neguse and Devon Grayson-Wallace on 07/24/2014 @ 11:45 AM

Tags: Budget, budget news

Members of Congress are starting to question war funding as the troops come home from Afghanistan.

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Still Questions on Counterterrorism Fund

By Theo Sitther on 07/21/2014 @ 05:30 PM

Tags: ppdc

The Senate Appropriations Committee rightly raised some questions about the president’s request and reduced the Pentagon portion of the CTPF by more than half to $1.9-billion. This is welcome news.

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