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.

Empowering Local Peacebuilders: Strategies for Effective Engagement of Local Actors in Peace Operations

This USIP publication features, "Getting the Right People in the Room: The Burundi Leadership Training Program" by Howard Wolpe and Africa Program Director, Steve McDonald.

Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This fourth occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on, Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding." 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 Mathias Kjaer and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.

Africa UP Close

The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!

Analyzing the Current Situation in Zimbabwe

Steve McDonald's testimony about the United States' role in encouraging the transition to democracy, peace and stability in Zimbabwe before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health on December 2, 2010.

Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict

This new report, Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict: Understanding Non-Traditional Threats to Global Stability, released by the Center's Conflict Prevention Project, is an analysis of the non-traditional threats to national security including economic and social disparities, failures in political and economic governance, demographic shifts, scarcity of natural resources, environmental degradation, and health crises. The report is available here for download.


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