CPD Policy Blog

CPD Policy Blog

Linking academia and policy. Contributing to social progress. Enabling sustainable politics. Connecting the dots. Thinking ahead.
Vision
The CPD Policy Blog creates a bridge between science and politics, thus relating the enlightening potential of science to the field of political practice.
Cooperation
The CPD Policy Blog is a project of the Austrian Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster (CPDC) and is supported by the University of Graz, Institut für Konfliktforschung (IKF), Demokratiezentrum Wien, ASPR as well as Shabka.
Research
Peace and conflict research deals with violence and violent conflicts in the broadest sense. It thus seeks to formulate strategies to overcome these forms of violence in the short, medium and long term.
CPD Cluster
The CPD Cluster seeks to bundle the competence existing in Austria in the areas of conflict, peace & democracy. It thus contributes to the peaceful, non-violent and non-discriminatory development of society.

Focus Topic

Lebanon in Crisis

Lebanon is in crisis. Having been in political deadlock ever since the end of its devastating civil war in 1990, the country has been steadily collapsing since 2020. The upcoming elections in May 2022 might bring desperately needed change.
Lebanon’s Parliamentary election: An Uphill battle for reform
As Lebanon prepares for parliamentary elections scheduled for May 15, the international community needs to invest heavily in the monitoring of the democratic process and...
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Lebanon’s uncertain election on the edge of meltdown
Lebanon is heading for a general election that is due to be held in May, even though postponement remains a possible scenario. Hezbollah’s adversaries hope...
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Gaps in Migration Governance and Refugees as Political Leverage: The Route from Lebanon to Belarus
Struggling to navigate through Lebanon’s ongoing economic and financial crisis, Syrian refugees residing in the country have embarked on a number of perilous routes toward...
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Confessionalism in Lebanon – major failures, no hope?
The gravity of the current crisis in Lebanon demands effective measures as the country experiences the fulfillment of the long predicted and expected worst case...
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