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Dr. Galbraith will give a first-hand account of the
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EPS Fellow Yanis Varoufakis. The stakes are very high, with
implications for global financial stability and world security.
Monday, April 27, 2015
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Conference on Economics and Security
June 25 - 27, 2015, Grenoble, France
Bretagne (Brest), University Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble) and the
Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble are pleased to announce that
Annual International Conference on Economics and Security
will be held in Grenoble,
France, on June 25-27, 2015. The conference is
co-organized with Economists for Peace and Security.
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of terrorism, etc.
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Cost for US Weapons Programs Increased by $27 Billion
By Anthony Capaccio for Bloomberg, March 4, 2015
The costs for 47 of the Pentagon’s top 78 weapons
programs increased last year by a combined $27 billion, according to
Congress’s watchdog agency.
“This undesirable cost performance shows the need for
continued oversight” as “programs continue through the acquisition
cycle,” the Government Accountability Office said in the draft of its
annual report on weapons costs, which is scheduled for release this
Many of the programs that increased in cost did so by
less than 5 percent, including a 1.3 percent increase for Lockheed
Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter, the most expensive U.S. weapons system.
The F-35 program’s “costs have risen over the past year without any
change in quantity, meaning it is paying more for the same amount of
capability,” the GAO said.
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Nato Chief in Warning Over Russian Wargames
Nato’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has
warned that increasing numbers of Russian wargames, with no prior warning,
combined with the withering of regular military communications channels
between the alliance and Moscow raises the danger of misunderstandings
between the two sides escalating rapidly.
Jens Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian prime minister,
voiced his concern a few days after Russia pulled out of a joint forum
with Nato countries for discussing conventional arms control in Europe.
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Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation
United Nations Department of Political Affairs and United
Nations Environment Programme
Natural resources such as land, timber, water as well as
extractive resources have played an important role in igniting and
prolonging conflict - particularly in fragile states where management
and oversight of such resources is often weak. In parallel, there is a
growing recognition of the role of mediation for preventing and
resolving natural resource conflicts.
In an effort to provide mediation professionals with
good practices and strategies in this context, the UN Department of
Political Affairs (DPA) and the UN Environment Programmed (UNEP) have
jointly produced a landmark publication entitled: "Natural
Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation
Practitioners." It aims to inform mediators and stakeholders
addressing conflicts over natural resources - whether those
disagreements are violent, have the potential to turn violent, or are
part of a larger political struggle, including within a peace
process. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation
experts. It also features lessons learned from UNEP's work on
environmental diplomacy in different conflict-affected countries, with
a particular focus on how to use impartial technical knowledge to
equalize stakeholder information in a mediation process. Helping to
identify paths towards resolution through mediation and third-party
involvement, the Guide can be applied for localized and transboundary
conflicts, as well as natural resource disputes that arise in the
context of broader peace negotiations.
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Head of Economy and Peacebuilding
International Alert, London, UK
The Head of Economy and Peacebuilding (E&PB) manages
a team within the Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP). He or she
provides conceptual and hands-on leadership for International Alert’s
work in understanding economic drivers of peace, and influencing the
economic policies and governments, international organisations and
businesses so that they are conflict-sensitive and conducive to
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EPS Quarterly, Volume
26, Issue 4 —December 2014
The Cost of Climate Change Issue
Table of contents
The Costs of Climate Change Far Outweigh the Costs
of Actions to Slow it
Letter from a Former Director
Climate Security 101: Why the US National
SecurityEstablishment Takes Climate Change Seriously
Caitlin Werrell & Francesco Femia
What Carbon Costs Us
Elizabeth A. Stanton
The Economic Impacts of Future Coal Production in
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The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Volume 9,
Afghanistan, Burundi, Cyprus, South Africa, and
anti-corruption in the defense sector
This issue contains several case studies. Travers B.
Child writes on the relative lack of effectiveness of US reconstruction
spending in Afghanistan. Topher McDougal and Lars Almquist write on an
agricultural cooperative in civil-war afflicted Burundi. Omer Goksecus,
Claire Finnegan, and Huseyin Cakal write on beekeepers in northern
Cyprus. And Jeremy Seekings and Kai Thaler write on violence in Cape
Town. In addition, Oliver Cover and Saad Mustafa report on a study of
Transparency International's anti-corruption index in the defense and
Table of Contents
effects of agricultural cooperatives on land conflicts, violence,
and community trust: Household-level evidence from rural Burundi
L. McDougal, Lars Almquist
actors’ role in solving local collective action problems in a
post-conflict setting: A case study of Turkish Cypriot beekeepers
Gokcekus, Clare Finnegan, Huseyin Cakal
corruption risks in the defense and security sector: Empirical
evidence using the Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index
Cover, Saad Mustafa
and socioeconomic conditions in Cape Town
Seekings, Kai Thaler
and minds cannot be bought: Ineffective reconstruction in
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EPS Quarterly, Volume 26, Issue 3 —September 2014
The "Back to Iraq?" Issue
issue brings together analysis and discussion of the issues facing the
people of Iraq and the world in light of the development of ISIS. These
pieces were written in late June through August, and so reflect the
shifting situation on the ground. The articles are arranged in
chronological order to follow the progression of thought as ISIS
developed and changed. The Situation is, of course, complex.
Table of contents
Iraq, and the War in Syria: Military Outlook - Jeffrey white
the Director - Thea Harvey-Barratt
Middle East Peace - Chris Patten
is Looking a Lot Like 1914 - Jeffrey Sachs
to Protect? - Peter Galbraith
Should the US Do in Iraq: Stop What is Counterproductive - Andrew
the US Afford Another $3 Trillion War? - Linda Bilmes
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Gender Equality and Earths Future
Twenty years ago, the adoption by 189 governments of the
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action marked a turning point in
the history of women's rights. This progressive blueprint remains a
powerful source of inspiration in the effort to realize equal
opportunities for women and girls.
But while much progress has been made in the intervening
decades, much more remains to be done to ensure that women and children
are guaranteed healthy lives, education, and full social inclusion. In
just 42 countries do women hold more than 30% of seats in the national
legislature, and girls still do not have the same educational
opportunities as boys in Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, and western Asia.
equality is not just the concern of half of the world's population; it
is a human right, a concern for us all, because no society can develop
– economically, politically, or socially – when half of its population
is marginalized. We must leave no one behind.
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- March 19, 2015 The Paradox of
Income and Happiness session part of The
United Nations' celebration of The International Day of Happiness
will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
- April 10 - 11, 2015
The Business and Economics of Peace Conference
will be held at American University in Washington, DC.
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- June 22 - 24, 2015 The 15th Jan Tinbergen
European Peace Science Conference will be held at
the Department of Politics and International Studies at the
University of Warwick, UK.
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- June 25 - 27, 2015
The 19th International Conference on Economics and Security
will be hosted by EPS - France in Grenoble, France.
ENSTA Bretagne (Brest), University Pierre Mendès France
(Grenoble) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble are pleased
to announce that the 19th Annual International Conference on Economics
and Security will be held in Grenoble, France, on June 25-27, 2015. The
conference is co-organized with Economists for Peace and Security.
- June 28 - July 2, 2015 The 90th Annual Western
Economics Association International Conference
will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki.
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- July 24 - 26, 2015 The 6th
International Meeting on Conflict Management, Peace Economics and
Peace Science will be held at Chulalongkorn
University, Bangkok, Thailand. Organized in cooperation with
Chulalonkorn University, The State University of New York at
Binghamton, and The International Center for Conflict Prevention
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