The capstone publication of the Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States, tentatively titled Talking Through Transitions: Strengthening Leaders' Capacities for State-Building is nearing completion.
U.S. policy toward Africa has been on autopilot for much of the past four years, following a laundry list of good intentions that established priorities for Africa’s well-being and U.S. security interests. However, a truly sustainable and forward-looking U.S. policy toward Africa should refocus attention on Africa’s opportunity as an economic powerhouse of the future, a strategy that combines both domestic self-interest and an opportunity to help Africa move forward.
This report draws upon the series of programs hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the subject of UN reform over the past few years.
It is time for the U.S. government to make conflict resolution and building peace its number one priority in the Horn of Africa. More than any other factor, armed conflict undermines progress on a variety of fronts. The U.S. should therefore adopt a multi-dimensional peacebuilding strategy in the region.
Have full access to the research and policy papers that were presented at the Southern Voices Conference Series from June 5-7, 2012.
In this second dispatch on reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Anita Sharma, Deputy Director of the Conflict Prevention Project, comments on thebombing of the UN Headquarters and the reality that humanitarian workers are nolonger immune to attack. On a leave of absence from the Center, Sharma has been working in Iraq for the past five months with the International Organization for Migration. Due to thedeteriorating security situation, she and many other humanitarian aid workers have temporarily relocated in Amman, Jordan.