Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme CSCP

About CSCP

The Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP) looks into contemporary conflicts, security threats and issues of international justice.
The CSCP is a merger of the The Conflict Research Unit (CRU) and other staff that has been working on the above issues throughout the past years.

New CRU Policy Brief: The Lord’s Resistance Army – tackling a regional spoiler

December 24, 2008. While recently all eyes have been on the growing crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an opportunity to deal with one of the region’s most notorious troublemakers has rather silently lost momentum. On 29-30 November 2008 the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, refused to sign a final peace agreement with the Ugandan government for the third consecutive time.

New CRU Policy Brief: Integrating socio-economic recovery into post-conflict stabilization programmes

December 24, 2008.Economic development and violent conflict are closely interconnected. Whereas conflict hinders sound economic growth, economic activity and actors can play a role either negatively in causing instability, or positively in building peace. This means that socio-economic recovery must be integrated into existing post-conflict recovery strategy and policy. Current donor approaches need to be reconsidered, as they generally focus on social assistance, security and democracy-building, sidelining economic issues for later on in the process.