Refugees Worldwide 2015

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Source: Al Jazeera

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World Military Expenditure 2015

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Source: Transnational Institute

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Born into Conflict

87 million children under seven have known nothing but conflict. (UNICEF, 2016)

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Peace Processes 2016

Yearbook Peace Processes

This edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country. The majority of the negotiations refer to armed conflicts, but we also analyse quite a few contexts in which, despite the fact that there are no considerable armed clashes today, the parties have not reached a permanent agreement that would put an end to the hostilities and conflicts still pending. In that sense, the negotiations make sense in an effort to fend off the start or resurgence of new armed clashes.

Source: Fisas, Vicenç. Yearbook on Peace Processes 2016. Barcelona: Escola de Cultura de Pau, 2016.

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B’Tselem Map: The West Bank and the Gaza Strip

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The map provides information on Palestinian communities, Israeli settlements, checkpoints, the Separation Barrier, agricultural gates in the Barrier, and more. Hundreds of reports and video segments that B’Tselem gathered in recent years are displayed by location.

Source: B’Tselem

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State of Power 2016

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TNI’s fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.

Source: Buxton, Nick and Deborah Eade, eds. State of Power 2016: Democracy, Sovereignty and Resistance. Amsterdam: Transitional Institute, 2016.

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62 People Own Same as Half World

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The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% now
have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege
is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between
the richest and the rest. A global network of tax havens further enables the
richest individuals to hide $7.6 trillion. The fight against poverty will not be
won until the inequality crisis is tackled.

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