Power Politics Obstructs Protection of Civilians in — and after — the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

By Beatrice Godefroy and Julien Théron Even as people in Ukraine’s Donbas region continue to suffer amid the seven-year-long conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, populations elsewhere in Eastern Europe find themselves also at the center of lingering tensions between conflicting regional powers. The “flash” hostilities that broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan in…

Why Schools Need Protection

This past Wednesday, September 9th, marked the first annual United Nations’ International Day to Protect Education from Attack – highlighting the importance of protecting schools and education for children in conflict zones. When Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) talks with civilians on the ground in conflict-affected communities like Afghanistan or northeast (NE) Nigeria about…