National Endowment for Democracy
Joshua Marks is a program officer for Central Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy, where he is responsible for democracy and governance programs in seven countries. His most recent assignments have included assessment missions in Rwanda, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Previously a consultant for Oxfam and the Small Arms Survey in the Great Lakes region of Africa, Marks worked on security and human rights issues in eastern DRC, where he lived from 2004 to 2005. He has also worked witha¬† local NGO in the DRC and with the U.S. Department of Defense, and was a faculty associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. He is a project principal with the Truman National Security Project. He has published articles and reports in the African Security Review and the Small Arms Survey, among others.
Electoral instability and insurrectionary violence may once again afflict the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joshua Marks of the National Endowment for Democracy proposes steps the United States can take to prevent these scenarios from occurring and, if they occur, mitigate their potential consequences.
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