Radar | January 31, 2014

The Recent Conflict in the Central African Republic: Which Way Out of the Crisis?

“With regime changes by coups d’états as the rule, the political reality in the CAR has been characterized by regimes lacking in legitimacy, a dysfunctional public sector and institutions, and weak state power …. In this regard, it can be said that the crisis has in fact been brewing for long and conditions for an open conflict to emerge were given.”

Main street, Paoua, northwest Central African Republic (CAR).
A man crosses a street in northwest Central African Republic (CAR).
Peacebuilding in Congo | June 17, 2013

Recurrent Crisis in the Eastern DRC: Petty Imperialism and Reconceptualizing the Peace Process

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest regions in the country, with diverse mineral deposits and vast arable lands. Even more than the rest of the country, however, this region has been ravaged by widespread war, sexual brutality against girls and women, theft of natural resources, and ongoing […]

Photo credit to Flickr user Oxfam. Photo taken November 2012 by Kate Holt. This picture is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/8264390468/in/photolist-dAiamQ-dNGCy4-j4vkaj-oyfoXo-nZCYJY-gK4vrW-gK4Ae2-j4vVAd-cMeV2G-e3nDnN-dMAuuS-dNGEmD-hy81Cx-eM7rrn-jQZ9c8-5CvNsQ-5Crvha-5CvNuU-5Crvw4-5CvNC9-5CvNcL-ar81yR-gK5thx-yZ4CS-7obAuF-7RDMMJ-U7F3V-dhZ215-j4u18S-j4rREp-j4tgW6-U7sJv-j4tZoq-j4vU57-j4u12Q-j4tdeg-j4vTaG-7ofumh-bA7XVW-zBo5U-dnKWH5-7ofuL1-9U4TBs-bA7XJm-ocz9KR-nTiEiK-o8KPxN-broSZY-eeKHjR-mhvB1c
Peacebuilding in Congo | April 29, 2013

Congolese Crisis and Demographic Problems in the African Great Lakes

The frequent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is part of a series of interlinked, complex conflicts1 encompassing the African Great Lakes region. The DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda all appear to be connected by geographical and historical factors and the legacies of decades of conflict interspersed by episodes of peace. Conflict in […]

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