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September 2020 | Linking Official and Unofficial Approaches of Engaging Armed Actors

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from the RESOLVE Policy Note, “Linking Official and Unofficial Approaches of Engaging Armed Actors.” In this note, author Claudia Hoffman discusses how coordinated approaches between different actors utilizing their respective strengths may help achieve specific goals and sustainable resolutions where non-state armed actors are involved. To enhance the policy note, the author includes suggested readings on contemporary conflict, armed actors and small arms control, creating negotiation momentum and persuasion strategies for engagement.

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Charles T. Call
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2008-12-01
This article examines the origins and evolution of the concepts of 'failed' and 'failing' states, arguing that the terms have come to be used in such widely divergent and problematic ways...
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Mary Kaldor
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2013-03-01
This article reviews the literature on 'new wars.' It argues that 'new wars' should be understood not as an empirical category but rather as a way of elucidating the logic of contemporary...
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Robert I. Rotberg
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2003-01-01
The threat of terror, which flares in Africa and Indonesia, has given the problem of failed states an unprecedented immediacy and importance. In the past, failure had a primarily humanita...
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Nicolas Florquin, Pascal Bongard, and Emilia Richard
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2010-06-02
Dialogue with armed groups on the specific issue of small arms is mostly confined to peace talks and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programs. Such focus on the post-confli...