Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

The Tally

Sep 20, 2013
The Syrians created a crisis by using chemical weapons in a massive attack on August 21, President Barack Obama threatened force but then vacillated, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, recognizing both Obama's strengths and his weaknesses, stepped up, grabbed center stage, and inserted himself directly into a process he'd long avoided. It shows that the right combination of pain and gain is what creates openings and drives big decisions.

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay

Sep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia Protests Show Dark Side of Economic Boom

Sep 03, 2013
This article on growing protests in support of striking farmers in Colombia quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: Kerry in Colombia

Aug 27, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on HuffPost Live about the challenges of the Colombian peace process and the difficulties of obtaining Colombian security stability.

Latin American Program in the News: In Colombia, Peace Talks Advance Despite Crises

Aug 27, 2013
This article on the Colombian peace process quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia J. Arnson.

Drug gang violence: Very bad things are happening in Honduras

Aug 13, 2013
This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities

Aug 07, 2013
U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment.

Japan's Self-Inflicted Wounds

Aug 07, 2013
Misspoken words by senior politicians are aggravating Japan's already fragile relations with its Asian neighbors. Their departure would be the first step in right direction, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in the National Interest.

Fragile Island of Peace

Jul 31, 2013
A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.

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