Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Fighting for Peace in Somalia provides the first comprehensive analysis of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an operation deployed in 2007 to stabilize the country and defend its fledgling government from one of the world's deadliest militant organizations, Harakat al-Shabaab.

The Role of the Business Sector in Peacebuilding in Africa

On November 27, the Wilson Center Africa Program held the final 2018 event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. This discussion focused on the role of the business sector in peacebuilding in Africa. Congresswoman Jane Harman, the President and CEO of the Wilson Center and Mr. Eddie C. Brown, the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Brown Capital Management and member of the Wilson Center National Cabinet offered opening and welcoming remarks respectively. Dr.

Bridging Research and Policy on Climate Change and Conflict

Globally, we have seen an increase in climate impacts and security risks. At the same time, we have seen substantial progress in research on how climatic changes may alter or enhance the propensity for new violence or interact with existing conflicts. 

Turmoil in Nicaragua: Is There an End in Sight?

This event was streamed live on the Wilson Center's Facebook page at

Since April 2018, Nicaragua has been rocked by street protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Amidst harsh measures that criminalize social protest, the government arrested over two dozen opposition activists and leaders on Sunday, October 14th, subsequently releasing them after an international outcry.

Ukraine Quarterly Digest: July–September 2018


Colombian Private Sector Commitment in Rural Conflict Areas

Colombia’s private sector has a long history of investing in projects for social inclusion and sustainability.  Now the private sector is deeply engaged in finding and creating business opportunities in rural areas, including those long affected by violence and conflict. 


Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: Rebellion and Its Discontents

When insurgent organizations factionalize and fragment, it can profoundly shape a civil war: its intensity, outcome, and duration. In this extended treatment of this complex and important phenomenon, Michael Woldemariam examines why rebel organizations fragment through a unique historical analysis of the Horn of Africa's civil wars. Central to his view is that rebel factionalism is conditioned by battlefield developments.

'Face-Saving,' Promises, and Propaganda: Jean H. Lee on the Inter-Korean Summit

This week’s summit in North Korea between Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in was packed with milestones and camera-ready moments, as the two leaders made another show of Korean unity in their third meeting this year.

Discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The event was an opportunity for the Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to and share his priorities for U.S.-Africa policy with the Africa-engaged community, and for him to hear their viewpoints, interests, and concerns about the current state and the way forward for U.S.-Africa policy and relations.

Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa Presents at the Vail Symposium in Colorado

On August 8th, 2018 Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa program, presented at the Vail Symposium on “Africa Matters: A Perspective on U.S.-Africa Relations.” Although there were four other competing events at the Vail Symposium, there were still approximately 150 people in attendance. Dr.