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The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction
Colonel Garland H. Williams
Analyzes the postconflict reconstruction gap in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan and shows how military engineering brigades accompanying peacekeeping contingents can restore vital infrastructure and social institutions.
Mediators' Entry into the Settlement of African Conflicts
Mohammed O. Maundi, I. William Zartman, Gilbert M. Khadiagala, and Kwaku Nuamah
This penetrating study of successful mediation in a half-dozen violent conflicts across the African continent focuses on a hitherto neglected dimension of mediation and the motivations of the parties in conflict—and of the mediators themselves—in initiating mediation.
Grasping the Nettle
Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict
Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, editors
Some conflicts seem destined never to end. What lessonsaside from the apparent futility of mediationcan such dismal situations offer? As the distinguished contributors to Grasping the Nettle make plain, this is not nearly a rhetorical question. Unyielding conflicts offer numerous insights—not only about the sources of intractability but also about such facets of mediation and conflict management as how to gain leverage, when to engage and disengage, how to balance competing goals, and who to enlist to play supporting roles.
Hungry for Peace
International Security, Humanitarian Assistance, and Social Change in North Korea
Drawing on impressive scholarship and extensive firsthand knowledge of humanitarian relief efforts in North Korea, Hazel Smith provides an eye-opening account of the famine that devastated the country in the 1990s and of the international rescue program that Pyongyang requested and received.
Spotlights the political, military, and economic dynamics
that drive the unresolved conflicts in South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria,
and Nagorno-Karabakh and evaluates options for resolving the status of
the de facto states.