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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.”

Challenges to Integrating Refugees into the Formal Economy in Jordan

Challenges to Integrating Refugees into the Formal Economy in Jordan

The Jordan Compact is a work program for Syrian refugees created by the Government of Jordan and numerous international partners that frames refugees not just as “objects of humanitarian care” but as “unused human capital, which can be made productive.”

Sustaining Militarism and Enabling War in Liberal Societies

Sustaining Militarism and Enabling War in Liberal Societies

Liberal democracies often justify their reliance on military force as necessary to maintaining freedom, as well as frame security threats in terms of the dangers posed to the everyday lives of regular people, such that individuals will be willing to give up some freedom for personal security.

Incorporating Civil Society in Syrian Peace Talks

Incorporating Civil Society in Syrian Peace Talks

Syrian civil society has become better organized and more tightly interconnected, providing a valuable resource to UN negotiators and others working towards peace. The Civil Society Support Room (CSSR) is helping to bring civil society activists together so that their local knowledge and expertise can be better incorporated into the peace talks.