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Conferences - Friday, March 30, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Nation Building

IPI organized the launch of a new book by Ambassador James Dobbins entitled A Beginner's Guide to Nation Building.

A Beginner's Guide to Nation Building is "designed as a contribution to future nation-building efforts. It is organized around the components that make up any nation-building mission: planning, military and police contingents, civil administrations, humanitarian and relief efforts, governance, economic stabilization, democratization, and infrastructure development. This book is intended to help practitioners avoid repeating earlier mistakes, help political leaders evaluate the cost and likelihood of success in any proposed operation, and help citizens evaluate their government's consequent performance."

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