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Uncovering the Extent and Nature of Sexual Violence in Wartime Sri Lanka

Uncovering the Extent and Nature of Sexual Violence in Wartime Sri Lanka

A list experiment is an effective research method for uncovering sensitive information, as its use suggests that sexual violence was much more prevalent during the Sri Lankan civil war (affecting about 13.4% of the population) than direct questioning would indicate (at 1.4% of the population).

Threats, Public Support, and Military Intervention

Threats, Public Support, and Military Intervention

“[W]hether public opinion is a constraint on military action or an effect of threats strongly depends on the primary objective of the military operation and whether or not the threats to a state’s national interests are clear and tangible.”

Beyond Armed Conflict: Exploring Broader Understandings of Reconciliation in Colombia

Beyond Armed Conflict: Exploring Broader Understandings of Reconciliation in Colombia

There are fairly evenly split views on the possibility of reconciliation with former combatants, as well as varied opinions (sometimes along gender, income, education level, and/or regional lines) on which activities would foster reconciliation and how willing respondents would be to come into close contact with former combatants.

Refugee Resettlement as a Form of Transnational Peacebuilding

Refugee Resettlement as a Form of Transnational Peacebuilding

Liberian refugees in Canada reported being involved in peacebuilding in Liberia primarily through remittances, but smaller numbers reported involvement through the transfer of social capital and engagement in the Canadian political process.