This occasional paper is the third in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This third occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on February 27, 2007, at the Wilson Center, titled, "Linking Security and Development in State Building: Recent Lessons From Afghanistan." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Haider Mullick, with contributions and oversight by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.
Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: Perspectives on Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Africa
What are the important areas of divergence and convergence in the approaches to African conflict resolution and peace building between the North and Africa?
Civil Society and US Government in Conflict-Affected Regions: Building Better Relationships for Peacebuilding
This report summarizes key themes and recommendations discussed in a March 26, 2010 roundtable between US government agencies and civil society organizations engaged in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in various regions of the world.
Eight Iraqi women, including the two female members of the Iraqi Governing Council, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss reconstruction and the role of women in formal and informal governance structures in Iraq.
The Leadership Project's End of Project Report for its Liberia Capacity-Building Training Program highlights impacts and lessons learned from a comprehensive analysis of the entire training workshop series.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently presented the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to South African Finance Minister Trevor A. Manuel and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to South African entrepreneur Raymond Ackerman at a dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Search for Antiseptic War: The Prospects and Perils of Drones for the United States, the Sahel and Beyond
The U.S. Government has made clear that stabilization missions requiring deployment of large numbers of personnel—military and civilian—are not on the agenda for the foreseeable future. Not only budget constraints but also sobering experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a strategic shift.