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Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

International conflict response often centres on halting fighting, achieving political stability, and ‘fixing’ the state. These are necessary, but not sufficient steps to building peace. The whole-of-society recovery process is equally critical. Without addressing the long-term impacts of violence and trauma on individuals, families and communities, the risk of resurgent violence remains. XCEPT research on violent and peaceful behaviour examines how people return to  peaceful social functioning after war, with a focus on those most traumatised by conflict. This is the pool of people at greatest risk of returning to violence.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners on the factors that influence violent and peaceful behaviour, and explores ways to sustainably reduce violence, support  recovery and enable peace and reconciliation.

BLOG

28th April 2022

Western visions for a post-war Syria often entail the creation of disarmament and reintegration programs oriented toward members of Islamist groups an...

BLOG

23rd March 2022

This blog is the first in a series published by the Rift Valley Institute to help understand the causes of the drought-related crisis in the Somali re...

NEWSLETTER

15th December 2021

Joint bulletin from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center about recent research and activities.

NEWSLETTER

23rd June 2021

Joint bulletin from the X-Border Local Research Network about recent research and activities from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Malc...

ARTICLE

1st February 2021

Protesters in the marginalized city of Tataouine have successfully forced the hand of Tunisia’s government, becoming an inspiration for other struggli...

EVENT

22nd January 2021

On Friday, January 22, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center held a virtual panel discussion to examine the local actors and geopolitical s...

BLOG

Permission to Kill

Armenak Tokmajyan

22nd October 2020

The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.

EVENT

8th July 2020

This discussion, held in Arabic, provides an overview of the geo-political implications of involvement in Yemen.

BLOG

22nd January 2020

In Games without Rules, author and former Asia Foundation colleague Tamim Ansary argues that bringing rural Afghanistan under centralized rule has bee...

RESEARCH REPORT

16th May 2019

An introduction to the work of The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and the Carnegie Middle East Center on the X-Border Local Research Network....

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