What We're Reading

RESOLVE Research Advisory Council member presents this month’s must-reads.

February 2019 | Non-state armed groups

This month, RESOLVE presents research that explores the intersection of non-state armed groups, violent extremism, and peacebuilding. The readings provide insights into the interactions among armed groups and their relations with the local government, the complexities of engaging armed groups under interventions, the changing characteristics of the state and war, and the dilemmas of leveraging vigilante groups to counter violent extremism. Click the links to learn more. 

Partner Publication
Erica Gaston
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2018-04-20

Local Forces, Local Control

Publication
Conciliation Resources
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2005-01-01

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes

Article
Pablo Policzer
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2005-01-01

Neither terrorists nor freedom fighters

Article
Mary Kaldor
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2013-02-01

In defence of new wars

Publication
Claudia Hofmann
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2012-09-01

Reasoning with Rebels: International NGOs’ Approaches to Engaging Armed Groups

Article
Georgia Holmer
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2014-12-05

Nigeria’s Double-Edged Front Line

Publication
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel
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2016-02-06

Regional Seminar for the prevention of violent extremism in Central Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Yaounde

Article
Robin Luckham and Tom Kirk
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2013-02-01

The Two Faces of Security in Hybrid Political Orders: A Framework for Analysis and Research

Article
Max Weber
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1946-01-01

Politics as a Vocation

Publication
Scott Atran
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2014-02-13

Briefing to the U.S. Defense Science Board on Countering Violent Extremism