Nation Building

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The Perils of Libyan Nation Building

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

Any outcome of the Libyan war will require boots on the ground, say analysts, urging the international community to focus on helping the country rebuild civil, political, and social institutions that serve Libyan national interests.

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Media Conference Call: Intervention in Libya - Options for the United States

Speakers: Micah Zenko and Matthew C. Waxman
Presider: Deborah Jerome

As fighting continues in Libya between anti- and pro-government forces, the Obama administration has warned that it is considering all options, including military intervention. Conflict prevention expert Micah Zenko and international law expert Matthew Waxman discuss the Obama administration's options in Libya and their implications.

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Rand: Building a More Resilient Haitian State

Authors: Keith Crane, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Charles P. Ries, Christopher S. Chivvis, Marla C. Haims, Marco Overhaus, Heather Lee Shwartz, and Elizabeth Wilke

This Rand publication prescribes a course of action that international and domestic actors should prioritize in the massive effort to rebuild the nation.

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