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Achieving Peace in Northern Mali

Achieving Peace in Northern Mali Author Stephanie Pezard
ISBN-10 9780833088239
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 132
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This report examines prospects for stabilization in Mali; Mali's peace settlements since the early 1990s; factors contributing to stability in Mali's neighbor, Niger; and whether Niger might offer lessons for Mali.

Mali s Next Battle

Mali s Next Battle Author Michael Shurkin
ISBN-10 9780833091901
Release 2017-04-19
Pages 142
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"This report examines Mali's counterterrorism requirements in light of recent evolutions in the country's security environment. In spite of the achievements of France, the United Nations, and the European Union, the terrorist threat in Mali is growing, but Mali's military remains largely ineffective. Part of the challenge is the interconnected nature of Mali's terrorist problem and the political strife that afflicts Mali's northern half, which the peace agreement signed in Algiers in June 2015 only somewhat addresses. Moreover, Bamako's response remains focused to an inappropriate degree on acquiring the military capabilities it hopes will help redress the balance of power in the North while leveraging proxy ethnic militias. These militias, though more effective on the battlefield than Mali's own forces, have the potential to further aggravate northern Mali's instability. The report argues that it is not possible to strengthen Mali's counterterrorism capabilities in isolation from its general military capabilities, which are in need of fundamental reforms. Such reforms should include making the armed forces more inclusive of minority groups and more attentive to relations with northern communities, improving the effectiveness and accountability of defense institutions, building human capital and leadership, and enhancing operational capabilities. In all cases, the United States must coordinate its efforts with the other actors on the ground in Mali, especially the French and the European Union, to ensure complementarity."--Publisher's web site.

Militancy and the Arc of Instability

Militancy and the Arc of Instability Author Jennifer G. Cooke
ISBN-10 9781442279698
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 36
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An arc of instability stretching across Africa’s Sahel region, an area of strategic interest for the United States and its allies, is plagued by violent extremist organizations (VEOs). These organizations, including Boko Haram, al Qaeda, and other terror groups, have metastasized and present a serious threat to regional stability.

The French War on Al Qa ida in Africa

The French War on Al Qa ida in Africa Author Christopher S. Chivvis
ISBN-10 9781107121034
Release 2015-10-31
Pages 240
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This book investigates France's 2013 military intervention in Mali and its lessons for America's fight against terrorist groups in Africa and worldwide. Its assessment of new anti-terrorist military strategy will be of use to those in the foreign policy and national security communities.

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire Author John O. Hunwick
ISBN-10 9004128220
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 480
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The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'rikh Al-sudan" of the 17th-century Timbuktu scholar, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sadi. The other documents include an English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa and some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy.

Transatlantic Security from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa

Transatlantic Security from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa Author Riccardo Alcaro
ISBN-10 9788868122737
Release 2014-05-21
Pages 140
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As the so-called Arab Spring has slid into political uncertainty, lingering insecurity and civil conflict, European and American initial enthusiasm for anti-authoritarian protests has given way to growing concerns that revolutionary turmoil in North Africa may in fact have exposed the West to new risks. Critical in cementing this conviction has been the realisation that developments originated from Arab Mediterranean countries and spread to the Sahel have now such a potential to affect Western security and interests as to warrant even military intervention, as France’s operation in Mali attests. EU and US involvement in fighting piracy off the Horn of Africa had already laid bare the nexus between their security interests and protracted crises in sub-Saharan Africa. But the new centrality acquired by the Sahel after the Arab uprisings – particularly after Libya’s civil war – has elevated this nexus to a new, larger dimension. The centre of gravity of Europe’s security may be swinging to Africa, encompassing a wide portion of the continental landmass extending south of Mediterranean coastal states. The recrudescence of the terrorist threat from Mali to Algeria might pave the way to an American pivot to Africa, thus requiring fresh thinking on how the European Union and the United States can better collaborate with each other and with relevant regional actors.

A Peace of Timbuktu

A Peace of Timbuktu Author Robin Poulton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043129652
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 366
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This publication offers an account of the unfolding of political and civilian conflict in Mali and the efforts to contain it, and an analysis of which efforts to restore peace were effective and why. It also examines the role of the international community, especially the United Nations, in helping the Malian Government to restore peace and to re-integrate its disaffected populations and refugees back into civilian life.--Publisher's description

The Peacebuilding Puzzle

The Peacebuilding Puzzle Author
ISBN-10 9781107169319
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The Peacebuilding Puzzle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Peacebuilding Puzzle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Peacebuilding Puzzle book for free.

Water and Conflict Incorporating Peacebuilding Into Water Development

Water and Conflict  Incorporating Peacebuilding Into Water Development Author Jason Gehrig
ISBN-10 9781614920298
Release 2009-08-14
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Water is a simple but necessary part of life. Yet much of the world's population lacks adequate clean water, either because of physical scarcity or because they are denied equitable access to water resources. Such conditions inevitably breed conflict. Water-related violence is common in many parts of the world and is generally expected to increase in the years ahead.This document is intended to assist water development practitioners, civil society peacebuilders and human rights advocates seeking to integrate water and peacebuilding in their work. The purpose is twofold: to furnish a conceptual framework for understanding problems of scarcity and equity, and to provide practical guidance and tools for action.The text distills an extensive literature on water, conflict, and cooperation produced in recent years by researchers and development practitioners. Case studies and reflections are included to keep theory grounded in reality.

Contemporary Peacemaking

Contemporary Peacemaking Author J. Darby
ISBN-10 9780230584556
Release 2008-06-11
Pages 401
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Contemporary Peacemaking draws on recent experience to identify and explore the essential components of peace processes. The book is organized around five key themes in peacemaking: planning for peace; negotiations; violence on peace processes; peace accords; and peace accord implementation and post-war reconstruction.

Cultivating Peace

Cultivating Peace Author Daniel Buckles
ISBN-10 0889368996
Release 1999
Pages 285
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Cultivating Peace: Conflict and collaboration in natural resource management

What Is Next for Mali the Roots of Conflict and Challenges to Stability Enlarged Edition

What Is Next for Mali  the Roots of Conflict and Challenges to Stability  Enlarged Edition Author Strategic Studies Institute
ISBN-10 1304872068
Release 2014-02-03
Pages 104
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In March 2012, the government of Mali, one of the most touted symbols of Africa's democratic potential, fell in a military-executed coup. At the same time, a 4-decades old rebellion among Tuaregs seeking autonomy or independence reached new heights fueled by weapons from Libya and the belief that the Arab Spring could extend to northern Mali. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and their allies were quick to capitalize on the increasing chaos in a territory characterized by lack of government control and poverty and seized the major cities in the north. While French-led military intervention restored security to cities in the north, the underlying social, economic and political issues of the crisis remain.

Religious Contributions to Peacemaking

Religious Contributions to Peacemaking Author David R. Smock
ISBN-10 160876060X
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 63
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This book contains an analysis of the keys of success in interfaith dialogue as a mechanism for resolving violent conflicts. It lifts up the unique elements of religious peacebuilding, with a particular focus on apology and forgiveness. It also emphasises the importance of keeping issues of social justice front and centre, so that religious peacebuilding does not merely make the participants feel better.

International Law and New Wars

International Law and New Wars Author Christine Chinkin
ISBN-10 9781316764534
Release 2017-04-19
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International Law and New Wars examines how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of what are known as 'new wars' - instances of armed conflict and violence in places such as Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. International law, largely constructed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, rests to a great extent on the outmoded concept of war drawn from European experience - inter-state clashes involving battles between regular and identifiable armed forces. The book shows how different approaches are associated with different interpretations of international law, and, in some cases, this has dangerously weakened the legal restraints on war established after 1945. It puts forward a practical case for what it defines as second generation human security and the implications this carries for international law.

Warlord Democrats in Africa

Warlord Democrats in Africa Author Anders Themnér
ISBN-10 9781783602513
Release 2017-04-15
Pages 264
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Post-war democratization has been identified as a crucial mechanism to build peace in war-ridden societies, supposedly allowing belligerents to compete through ballots rather than bullets. A byproduct of this process, however, is that military leaders often become an integral part of the new democratic system, using resources and networks generated from the previous war to dominate the emerging political landscape. The crucial and thus-far overlooked question to be addressed, therefore, is what effect the inclusion of ex-militaries into electoral politics has on post-war security. Can 'warlord democrats' make a positive contribution by shepherding their wartime constituencies to support the building of peace and democracy, or are they likely to use their electoral platforms to sponsor political violence and keep war-affected communities mobilized through aggressive discourses? This important volume, containing a wealth of fresh empirical detail and theoretical insight, and focussing on some of Africa's most high-profile political figures – from Paul Kagame to Riek Machar to Afonso Dhlakama – represents a crucial intervention in the literature of post-war democratization.

Mali s Precarious Democracy and the Causes of Conflict

Mali s Precarious Democracy and the Causes of Conflict Author Susanna D. Wing
ISBN-10 OCLC:858942201
Release 2013
Pages 15
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Mali s Precarious Democracy and the Causes of Conflict has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mali s Precarious Democracy and the Causes of Conflict also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mali s Precarious Democracy and the Causes of Conflict book for free.

UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era

UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era Author Cedric de Coning
ISBN-10 9781315396934
Release 2017-02-20
Pages 364
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This edited volume offers a thorough review of peacekeeping theory and reality in contemporary contexts, and aligns the two to help inform practice. Recent UN peacekeeping operations have challenged the traditional peacekeeping principles of consent, impartiality and the minimum use of force. The pace and scope of these changes have now reached a tipping point, as the new mandates are fundamentally challenging the continued validity of the UN peacekeeping’s core principles and identity. In response the volume analyses the growing gap between these actual practices and existing UN peacekeeping doctrine, exploring how it undermines the effectiveness of UN operations, and endangers lives, arguing that a common doctrine is a critical starting point for effective multi-national operations. In order to determine the degree to which this general principle applies to the current state of UN peacekeeping, this book: Provides a review of conceptual and doctrinal developments in UN peacekeeping operations through a historical perspective Examines the debate related to peace operations doctrine and concepts among key Member States Focuses on the actual practice of peacekeeping by conducting case studies of several UN peacekeeping missions in order to identify gaps between practice and doctrine Critically analyses gaps between emerging peacekeeping practice and existing doctrine Recommends that the UN moves beyond the peacekeeping principles and doctrine of the past Combining empirical case-based studies on UN peace operations, with studies on the views and policies of key UN Security Council members that generate these mandates, and views of key contributors of UN peacekeepers, this volume will be of great use to policy-makers; UN officials and peace operations practitioners; and academics working on peace and conflict/security studies, international organizations and conflict management.