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.
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.
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.
The paper gives a valuable update on current events, including the ongoing conflicts in Abyei, South Kordofan, and the Nuba Mountains, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), North and South conflicts on oil revenue, and internal political rivalry and governance issues.