Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

Yemen: The New Afghanistan

Jan 20, 2015
"If the outside world doesn’t come back to vigorously help stem the tide, Yemen may formally crumble into a failed state, with militias seizing more power and full scale war erupting among rival powers on multiple fronts," writes Robin Wright.

"Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" Briefing Paper Series

Jan 14, 2015
This briefing series is a continuation of the project "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico.

The Conspicuous U.S. Absence From Paris Solidarity March

Jan 12, 2015
"And no amount of rationalizing—whether scheduling conflicts or not wanting to dominate the rally with the presence of a U.S. president—can explain away the absence of a U.S. political figure of real stature in response to the first successful terror attack directed against Europe from abroad in a decade," writes Aaron David Miller.

Charlie Hebdo and the Long War Against Extremism

Jan 08, 2015
"The attack on Charlie Hebdo is another confirmation of a long war. And, like the Cold War was to the 20th century, that struggle is likely to be a defining feature of the 21st," writes Aaron David Miller.

What You Won’t Hear in Afghanistan in 2015

Jan 07, 2015
"In the coming year, all eyes will be on Afghanistan’s fragile national unity government as it confronts a ferocious insurgency and a floundering economy — and with significantly less international support than it enjoyed in previous years," writes Michael Kugelman.

Time to Reinvigorate the U.S.-Mexico Security Relationship

Jan 06, 2015
With Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto meeting today, January 6, 2015, in Washington, DC, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood says it is crucial that the United States and Mexico seize the opportunity to reinvigorate their mutual public security agenda.

Underplayed Conflicts of 2014

Dec 31, 2014
"As I looked through annual rundowns of the Big Stories of 2014, I found three types of conflicts that were not on many lists but should be. Each, for different reasons, represents a trend worth paying attention to," writes Robin Wright.

Colombia's war with FARC and why it might finally end, explained

Dec 18, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted on the peace talks between the Colombia government and the FARC.

U.S.-Cuba to resume diplomatic relations

Dec 17, 2014
Tom Weber interviews the Latin American Program’s Associate Director, Eric Olson, in a MPR special report on resumed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

Wilson Center cuestiona impacto iniciativa de seguridad

Dec 15, 2014
This article reviews the success and shortfalls of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) based on findings unveiled in the Latin American Program’s recent report, “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.” This article is in Spanish.

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