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Turkish Boots Will Remain on Turkish Ground - ISN (2014/11/26)
This commentary examines the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) along the Syrian-Turkish border. It argues that Turkey should further engage in the conflict by establishing a no-fly zone over the area and creating a humanitarian c ...

Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet - eldis (2014/11/26)
Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and complexities of ...

Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet - eldis (2014/11/26)
Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and complexities of ...

Cities: Engines of national and global growth (The New Climate Economy Report 2014) - eldis (2014/11/26)
This report was produced by a partnership of seven leading policy and research institutions from the developing and the developed world. It argues that building more climate resilient cities will be beneficial for economic resilience and the global ...

Mexico City's Green Plan: EcoMobility in motion - eldis (2014/11/26)
This report by ICLEI describes the‘green transportation plan’ of Mexico City, previously known as one of the most polluted cities in the world. The transport system has relied on cars and environmentally inefficient and unsafe microbuses ...

Landslide risk reduction measures by the Rio de Janeiro City Government - eldis (2014/11/26)
This chapter gives the history of the GEO-RIO foundation, an institute of geotechnics of the municipal government, which has been working to map the risk of landslides and develop prevention measures for almost 50 years. This article highlights thei ...

Sheltering from a gathering storm: Typhoon resilience in Vietnam - eldis (2014/11/26)
This case study documents the rapid urbanization and economic development of Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam. It’s geography– being located on the tropical storm belt, and characterised by both mountain ranges and low-lying coastal ar ...

Comment Period Extended until Jan. 14,2015 for Proposed Cleanup Plan for Nuclear Metals Superfund Site in Concord,Mass.;Public Hearing will be Wed. Dec. 10 (MA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/11/26)
BOSTON – Following requests from the public, EPA is extending the public review and comment period on its Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Nuclear Metals Superfund Site in Concord, Mass.Public comments on the Proposed Cleanup Plan will be a ...

Building urban food resilience: assessing the peri-urban food system in Kathmandu Nepal - eldis (2014/11/26)
This report from ISET-Nepal describes how agricultural production in urban and peri-urban areas of inland city, Kathmandu, has become unable to meet food security demands due to rapid urban growth and decreased water availability and water pollution ...

Vulnerabilities and responses to climate change for Dhaka - eldis (2014/11/26)
This article looks at Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing megacities. It is also the most densely populated city in the world, and as a result, faces a range of environmental problems which threaten ...

Water in Mexico City: what will climate change bring to its history of water-related hazards and vulnerabilities? - eldis (2014/11/26)
The author highlights the risks Mexico City has historically faced with regards to water-related hazards, including flooding and water scarcity, and how various urban transformations have exacerbated the city’s exposure to such risks. She proc ...

Redefining Article Five? - ISN (2014/11/25)
This article examines the implications of the agreement reached at the Alliance's 2014 Wales Summit that a large‐scale cyber‐attack on a member country could be considered an attack on the entire organization for Article 5 of NATO's Washington Tr ...

An Intifada a Jerusalem: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? - ISN (2014/11/25)
This paper discusses whether the increased instances of violence between Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem in 2014 is, as many Israeli politicians, senior officials, analysts, and journalists have claimed a "third intifada".

Georgian Dream in Crisis: Free Democrats Leave the Coalition - ISN (2014/11/25)
This bulletin discusses the implications of a corruption scandal in Georgia's Ministry of Defense, which began in October 2014, for the country's coalition government and Tbilisi's relations with the EU and NATO. The author contends that the scandal ...

The Limited View from the Amman Summit - ISN (2014/11/25)
This commentary discusses some of the outcomes of the trilateral summit in Amman on November 2014 whose declared purpose was to deescalate the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis on the issue of access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Journal of Conflictology Vol 5, No 2 (2014) - ISN (2014/11/25)
This issue of the Journal of Conflictology includes articles on 1) the biological roots of human conflict; 2) the future of the Palestinian Authority; 3) the consequences of the Ethio-Eritrean war (1998-2000); and 4) transrational peace research and ...

From Elections to Geopolitics: The Changing Context of Romanian–Russian Relations - ISN (2014/11/25)
Ahead of the final round of voting in Romania's November 2014 presidential elections, this commentary examines the factors influencing Romanian-Russian relations and what course the ties between the two countries could take following the elections. I ...

Moscovici’s Role in Juncker’s Commission: French Impetus for an “EU-Turn” - ISN (2014/11/25)
This bulletin examines the implications of the appointment of France's former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici to the European Commission in 2014 for EU economic policy. The author contends that Moscovici's appointment suggests that there may be a s ...

Tightening of US Policy towards Hungary: A Signal for the EU and V4 - ISN (2014/11/25)
This commentary examines the state of US-Hungarian relations in light of Washington's decision to suspend the right of entry to the country of six representatives of the Hungarian government in October 2014. The author contends that the reasons for t ...

Assessing rural transformations: piloting a qualitative impact protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia - eldis (2014/11/25)
This paper contributes to the literature on qualitative approaches to impact evaluation (QUIP) particularly in complex contexts. It reports on substantive and methodological findings from four pilot studies of a protocol for qualitative impact evalu ...

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