Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

U.S.-China Competition and Implications for the Korean Peninsula

On September 13, 2018 Asia Program Director Abraham M. Denmark spoke at the Seoul Defense Dialogue 2018 for Plenary Session II: Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia: Cooperation and Confidence Building.  Below are his prepared remarks.

US-China Competition and Implications for the Korean Peninsula

National Resilience in Ukraine Since 2014

The Ukraine conflict in 2014 has illuminated the resilience of the Ukrainian nation in the face of protracted conflict and violence. Based on more than 20 interviews with local and international experts conducted in Kyiv in August 2018, Professor Korostelina will describe Ukraine's dynamic model of resilience. This will include reformed institutional practices as well as the dynamics of identity and power.

The Role of the Business Sector in Peacebuilding in Africa

Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion on “The Role of the Business Sector in Peacebuilding in Africa” on Tuesday, November 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium

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.