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Risk Thresholds in Humanitarian Assistance

This GISF Report (2011) examines how humanitarian organisations express their attitudes to risk, and considers how priorities at different organisational levels might be better integrated when decisions are made on whether to accept or reject certain risks. Section 1 reviews the risk management…

1 Jan 2010 Resource

Humanitarian Risk Initiatives: Index Report December 2009

This report provides an index of various initiatives related to safety and security of aid agencies and their staff. The purpose of this report is to inform readers of the projects themselves, who is responsible for or participating in each…

20 Dec 2009 Resource

Strategic Conflict Assessment: North Caucasus

This Strategic Conflict Assessment study (SCA), undertaken by Anton Ivanov (2009), contains an assessment of the current conflict and cooperation dynamics in the North Caucasus with a focus on developments in the region that have taken place since the previous…

1 Jan 2009 Resource

Drug Trafficking and Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups: A growing nexus?

In July 2008, Michael Braun, assistant administrator and chief of operations at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), addressed a special policy forum at The Washington Institute. He spoke about the nexus between drugs and Middle East terrorist groups and the growing challenge…

25 Jul 2008 Resource

Challenges in Understanding and responding to crisis in urban contexts

This report by Paul McPhun and Elena Lucchi (2008) states that “there is now a growing international awareness that urbanization is becoming untenable, representing in some contexts a crisis that far outweighs the impact of ongoing conflict in remaining regions…

1 Mar 2008 Resource