During this second meeting held on the United Nations High-Level Panel (HLP) on Threats, Challenges and Change, General Brent Scowcroft, among other experts, pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the Panel's recommendations on the use of force in the 21st century.
Recent reports from USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) describe the impact that the Community-Based Leadership Program (CBLP) is having on local communities in Burundi. The CBLP is a component of the Africa Program's initiative to implement leadership training in Burundi.
John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group discusses the situation in Darfur
The Africa Program is pleased to announce a new installment in its Occasional Paper Series. "Resolving the Three Headed War from Hell in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda and Darfur" by John Prendergast examines the prospects for war and peace in the troubled region. Download this paper.
Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions, by Trudy Huskamp Peterson draws on research in Burundi, Chad, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, and elsewhere to examine the preservation of truth commissions' archives worldwide. The full text of this new book is available for free download.
An interview with Lovemore Madhuku Zimbabwean political activist and president of the National Constitutional Assembly
Zimbabwean lawyer and activist Lovemore Madhuku reflects on the state of democracy in Zimbabwe in advance of upcoming parliamentary elections.
An interview with Klaus Toepfer head of the United Nations Environmental Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya
A discussion with Richard Sezibera, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States, Kenneth Behring, businessman and private philanthropist and Christine Warnke, government affairs advisor for the law firm Hogan & Hartson.
"The United States' ability to respond to complex challenges is heading for a train wreck and should be overhauled like the recent intelligence reforms," said General Anthony Zinni, former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command. Gen. Zinni went on to outline seven deficits in U.S. capacity for winning the peace, and suggested a number of strategic and institutional changes.