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A Challenge: The Arab Spring in North Africa and its Ramification on the Continent

After the demise of the Soviet Bloc and the democratic transitions of Eastern Europe which witnessed very dramatic changes in internal and external polices of those countries, many thought that this would be the model for the Arab world to emulate. However, it was generally thought that it would be a decade before the Arab world was ready for such a transition. Accelerating the pace of democratization it was believed, would pave the way for extremist religious parties to assume power, leading to a radical shift in the foreign policy orientation of key Arab states.

Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) workshop featured by the Burundi Press Agency

A recent meeting of political party leaders, sponsored by the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) drew the attention of the official Burundi Press Agency (ABP)

Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Policy paper on ways in which natural resource cooperation can lead to peace in Central Africa

The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.

Election Observation Missions: Making them Count

Report on this Africa Program conference by Voice of America's Serena Parker. Filed on April 30, 2005. Tune in via the Voice of America website or by following the link below.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: Perspectives on Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Africa

What are the important areas of divergence and convergence in the approaches to African conflict resolution and peace building between the North and Africa?

Emerging Powers: India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) and the future of South-South Cooperation

India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) are transcending geographical, historical, and regional differences in order to promote their individual and collective interests at a time when the current economic hardship and declining U.S. hegemony mean greater opportunities for emerging countries in the global South. Since its inception at the margins of the expanded G-8 Summit held in Evian, France, in 2003, the group, officially established in 2004 as the IBSA Dialogue Forum, has held three Summits – in Brasília in 2006, in Pretoria in 2007, and in New Delhi in 2008. The three foreign ministers have met at least once a year and a number of trilateral official consultations have taken place at lower levels.

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