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Books - January 14, 2006

Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace

This concise volume examines the cultural, sociopolitical, economic, and geographic facets of the prolonged hostilities that have embroiled Sudan since its independence.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2005

Civil Society and Democratic Transitions in the DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda

On April 19, 2005, the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] Africa Program convened the third of its annual capstone civil society dialogues in New York.  

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2005

East Africa and the Horn: Confronting Challenges to Good Governance

Both the obstacles to governance and the opportunities for democratization confronted in East Africa-with its geostrategic importance, porous borders, governments heavily dependent on foreign aid, and some of Africa's longest-running conflicts-provide valuable insights into how good governance policies can be implemented effectively throughout the developing world.  

 
 

 

Books - June 14, 2005

Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone

The conventional diplomatic approach to Sierra Leone's civil war is that it has been a contest between two clearly defined sides.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2005

Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity: African Military Perspectives

The International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] convened a workshop on April 17-19, 2005, in Bamako, Mali, bringing together seven prominent African military leaders with military representatives from two of Africa's major development partners, France and the United Kingdom, for an in-depth discussion on the requirements for Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 09, 2005

The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

The International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] organized a half-day Civil Society Dialogue for civil society activists from the Great Lakes region of Africa in New York on March 26, 2004.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 13, 2004

Civil Society and the State: Partnership for Peace in the Great Lakes Region

Recognizing many challenges to the region's stability, a number of key policy recommendations for consideration within the context of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (IC/GLR) emerged out of the meeting discussions.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 13, 2004

Appraising Efforts to Improve Conflict Management in West Africa

This report stems from the Accra seminar intended to review developments on the implementation of the ECOWAS security mechanism, assess the status of the implementation of the recommendations made at past seminars and provide recommendations to the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and sub-regional organizations on how to improve their strategies for successful intervention in Africa.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2004

Peace, Security, and Governance in the Great Lakes Region

The primary objective of the seminar was to assess the prospects for durable peace and security and to identify the challenges to democratization in the Great Lakes region.  

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2004

Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

The long-running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976. Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate.

 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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