Search

You searched for: Publishing Institution Fourth Freedom Forum Remove constraint Publishing Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum Publication Year within 25 Years Remove constraint Publication Year: within 25 Years
Number of results to display per page

Search Results

  • Author: Alistair Millar
  • Publication Date: 08-2020
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: The Trump administration was handed a resounding defeat in the United Nations Security Council at the end of last week when it offered a new resolution to indefinitely extend the UN arms embargo on Iran… Not only is the outcome of this vote embarrassing for the United States, it was the first salvo in a dangerous game of brinksmanship that is likely to be the biggest test of the Security Council’s resolve in the 75-year history of the United Nations.
  • Topic: Arms Control and Proliferation, Diplomacy, United Nations, UN Security Council, Donald Trump
  • Political Geography: Iran, Middle East, North America, United States of America
  • Author: David Cortright, Alistair Millar, Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf, George A. Lopez, Eliot Fackler, Joshua Weaver
  • Publication Date: 04-2011
  • Content Type: Special Report
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: One of the less known aspects of the tragic 9/11 events and the subsequent global war on terror is the chilling impact counterterrorism measures have had on civil society and citizens’ agency. Ten years later the phrase ‘war on terror’ is no longer used officially, but measures that curtail the operational and political freedoms of civic organizations worldwide in the name of countering terrorism continue to be real, tangible, and strongly counterproductive.The report by David Cortright et al, Friend not Foe: Opening Spaces for Civil Society Engagement to Prevent Violent Extremism, gives a comprehensive and vivid account of the challenges that civil society groups continue to face worldwide in protecting and expanding their political voice and operational space. The first edition of this report focused primarily on the e8ects of counterterrorism measures on civil society in the Global South. This updated version places the closing of civil society space in a wider global context of securitization of aid, de-funding of civil society, and civil military cooperation. It gives a crystal clear account of the persistent shift in international cooperation policy from sustainable development as an intrinsic public good to development as an instrument for national and geopolitical security and economic goals.
  • Topic: Civil Society, Gender Issues, Terrorism, Violent Extremism, Sustainable Development Goals, Peace
  • Political Geography: Global Focus
  • Author: David Cortright, George A. Lopez, Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf, Eliot Fackler, Joshua Weaver
  • Publication Date: 10-2010
  • Content Type: Special Report
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: The effectiveness of UN efforts for peace and security depends on the coordination and integration of Security Council sanctions with other UN programs, agencies, and missions. Significant advances in sanctions policymaking have occurred in recent years. These include the shift toward targeted measures, improved procedures for listing and delisting, more precise Security Council resolutions, and the use of panels of experts for monitoring sanctions and arms embargoes. Many challenges remain, however, including misperceptions about how sanctions work, and poor coordination and inadequate information-sharing among member states and within the organization.
  • Topic: Security, United Nations, Peace, UN Security Council
  • Political Geography: Global Focus
  • Author: David Cortright, Erika de Wet
  • Publication Date: 01-2010
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: Support for human rights principles is essential for sustaining political support for the fight against global terrorism. Nothing erodes support for antiterrorism measures more than the perception that such programs are eroding basic individual freedoms. Disregard for the rule of law and an overreliance on repressive measures alienates many of the social groups and political constituencies whose cooperation is needed in the collective struggle against terrorism.
  • Topic: Human Rights, Terrorism, Sanctions, Rule of Law
  • Political Geography: Global Focus
  • Author: Eric Rosand, Jason Ipe, Naureen Chowdhury Fink
  • Publication Date: 05-2009
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: Horrific acts of terrorism, such as the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, underscore the regional nature of the terrorist threat in South Asia, and they highlight the need for greater cooperation within the region to address it. This report explores waysto strengthen such cooperation, with a particular focus on the role that the United Nations can playin this regard. It urges the United Nations to build on the international community's solidarity in the wake of terrorist attacks—such as those recently in Islamabad, Lahore, and Mumbai—to forge stronger engagement between the United Nations and SouthAsia on counterterrorism and within the region itself.
  • Topic: Regional Cooperation, Terrorism, United Nations, Counterinsurgency
  • Political Geography: South Asia, Mumbai, Islamabad, Lahore
  • Author: Eric Rosand
  • Publication Date: 05-2009
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: The Group of Eight (G8) leaders established the Counterterrorism Action Group (CTAG) at the 2003 Evian summit with a view to enhancing global counterterrorism capacity-building assistance and coordination activities and to reducing duplication of effort. The G8 had become increasingly dissatisfied with the slow progress of the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) in trying to stimulate and help coordinate global counterterrorism capacity-building activities during the first two years of the latter's existence. Among the goals in creating the CTAG was to offer the CTC a donor forum in which to share information regarding priority assistance needs related to the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1373, with a view to identifying the appropriate donors to address each identified need. The G8 agreed to invite “other states, mainly donors,” and the CTC to join the group, which now includes Australia, the European Commission, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • Topic: International Organization, Terrorism, Counterinsurgency
  • Political Geography: Spain, Australia, Switzerland
  • Author: Eric Rosand
  • Publication Date: 04-2009
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: For much of the period following the attacks of September 2001, the United Nations' response to terrorism was dominated by the UN Security Council, which adopted a number of resolutions imposing a range of counterterrorism-related obligations on all member states. Perhaps the most significant of these is Resolution 1373 (2001),1 which enumerated a detailed list of obligations, such as criminalizing the financing of terrorism, freezing terrorists' assets, denying terrorists safe haven, and bringing terrorists to justice, that all member states must undertake as part of a global counterterrorism campaign, regardless of other, more pressing priorities or the perceived level of the threat. These requirements in turn generated a host of counterterrorism responses at the regional, subregional, and national levels around the globe.
  • Topic: Terrorism, United Nations, Counterinsurgency
  • Author: David Cortright, Alistair Millar, George A. Lopez, Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf
  • Publication Date: 04-2009
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: Practices used by the United Nations Security Council (the “Council”) in the name of countering terrorism have led to serious concerns about violations of human rights and limitations on the work of civil society groups. The use of blacklisting has eroded due process rights and discredited elements of the international fight against terrorism. Enhanced efforts to create clear and fair listing procedures are urgently needed and long overdue.
  • Topic: Human Rights, Terrorism, Counterinsurgency
  • Political Geography: United Nations
  • Author: Alistair Millar
  • Publication Date: 03-2009
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: This report considers civil society's role in monitoring Security System Reform (SSR) and counterterrorism both in policy and in practice. The report argues that civil society engagement, particularly with local actors, is central to ensuring proper civilian oversight and the overall effectiveness of both SSR and counterterrorism efforts and examines how efforts to engage civil society may be improved.
  • Topic: Security, Civil Society, Terrorism, United Nations, Counterinsurgency
  • Author: David Cortright
  • Publication Date: 12-2009
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: Fourth Freedom Forum
  • Abstract: The salience of the due process issue varies considerably among states. Concerns are highest among European states that are constitutionally and politically bound to the enforcement of rigorous human rights standards. Many of these states also have concerns about broader UN reform issues related to the representativeness of the Security Council and the legitimacy of its working methods. For other states the controversy over due process reinforces a general skepticism about sanctions, and may serve as an excuse for inaction.
  • Topic: United Nations, Sanctions, Policy Implementation, UN Security Council
  • Political Geography: Europe, Global Focus