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From the WQ: Article and Discussion on "Miracle in Mali"

Why is one of Africa's most successful democracies taking hold in an impoverished Muslim country half-covered in the sand of the Sahara desert? In Mali, the seeds of change are rooted in tradition

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.

Africa on the Move!: The Role of Political Will and Community in Improving Access to Family Planning in Africa

This paper presents a compelling study that examines factors which have propelled the change in attitudes of political leaders to champion family planning in Africa.

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country.

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