Africa Publications

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Jul 07, 2011
Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

It Always Rains in the Same Place First: Geographic Favoritism in Rural Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
-Field report based on the Wilson Center's Community-Based Leadership Program in Burundi more

Africa: The Development Challenges of the 21st Century

Jul 07, 2011
The fourth installment in the Africa Program's Occasional Paper Series assesses past struggles and future prospects for economic, political and social development on the continent. more

An Opposition View of Uganda's Political Evolution

Jul 07, 2011
On November 27, the Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted a discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Dr Besigye provided a profile of Uganda's political history, the status of opposition parties and the government's neo-patrimonial culture and its intolerance towards other political views. more

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Jul 07, 2011

Security Sector Workshop/FARDC North Kivu

Jul 07, 2011
Du lundi 25 au vendredi 29 juin 2007 s’est tenu un Atelier « Leadership Cohésif » rassemblant la quasi-totalité des officiers congolais actuellement les plus influents dans le périmètre de la 8ème Région militaire de RDC au Nord-Kivu. Les quelque 50 officiers, souvent opposés jusque-là sur le champ de bataille ou séparés par des années de méfiance mutuelle, se sont retrouvés pour cinq jours de proximité, de face-à-face et de simulation de crises et de décisions collectives à prendre dans l’intérêt d’une nation et de ses habitants. more

Rebuilding Peace and State Capacity in War-Torn Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
English; Published in The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs more

Report on Nganda I Workshop

Jul 07, 2011
In response to the invitation of diplomats and the encouragement of a cross-section of Congolese leaders, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in partnership with ESSEC’s Institute on Research and Negotiations in Europe (IRENE), has launched a two-year leadership training initiative in the DRC. more

Is EITI Another Western Agenda?

Jul 07, 2011
Experience has increasingly shown that the abundance of natural resources does not necessarily produce rapid development in countries where they are found. Instead, paradoxically, they all too often produce poverty, conflict and corruption whose consequences become increasingly widespread and impact development, not only in the country in question, but more broadly in an interconnected world. The rapidly globalizing world means that these consequences transcend boundaries and threaten stability of both the developed and developing world. It is therefore common sense that a search for the reversal of this disturbing trend becomes a global collective. more

The U.S. Role In The World: Enhancing The Capacity To Respond To Complex Contingency Operations

Jul 07, 2011
Contents:-"The U.S. Role in the World: Enhancing the Capacity to Respond to Complex Contingency Operations"-"Integrating the Actors"-"Engaging with the U.N. to Respond to Potential Conflicts or Other Complex Contingency Operations"-"Enhancing the Capacities of Others: Strengthening Regional Responses"-"Responding to Complex Contingency Operations: The Way Forward"-Appendices more

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The Future of Higher Education

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Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.