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      Hostage negotiation in Columbia and the FARC: Deconstructing the problem

      Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Safety

      This paper by David J. Topel (2009) aims to deconstruct negotiation techniques and agreements in Colombia. It does not deal specifically with any particular hostage crisis event but gives a short introduction to the groups and history of conflict as…

      Article 2009 English

      Critical Incident Protocol: Your Guide to Managing Critical Incidents

      NGO Security Management

      This report (2009) by CARE International provides an overview of the action steps that are necessary to do before, during and after a critical security incident. It gives detailed information on those steps also regarding the first 72 hours after…

      Report 2009 English

      Strategic Conflict Assessment: North Caucasus

      Context Analysis

      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…

      Report 2009 English

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

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues

      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…

      Report 2008 English

      Challenges in Understanding and responding to crisis in urban contexts

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

      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…

      Report 2008 English