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.

Moving Targets: Youth Priorities and the Policy Response in War and Post-War Africa

Unprecedented numbers of young people in weak and war-torn African nations, in short, tend to be characterized by the gap between what most youth need and what governments and international donors think they need, not to mention what they actually get.

Giving Birth to a New Nation: Women Leaders Discuss their Role in Reconstructing Iraq

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.

Leadership Project Hosts Consultation on Goma Peace Process

On July 21, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted the first of two consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of a series devoted to fragile and failed states.

Linking Security and Development in State Building: Recent Lessons from Afghanistan

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.


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