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October 5, 2021

Peacekeeping
The Role of Peacekeeping in Africa

Africa continues to have more peacekeeping missions than any other continent. As conflict-stricken countries increasingly look outside the United Nations for support, experts say reforms are necessar…

Uruguayan peacekeepers in blue helmets and military gear look out atop a vehicle during a patrol in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

July 1, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
What Is the Ebola Virus?

Endemic to the African tropics, the Ebola virus has killed thousands in recent years, putting the World Health Organization and major donor countries in the limelight as they’ve grappled with how to …

A health-care worker stands next to a cross during the funeral of a person suspected of dying of Ebola in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.

November 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Liberia’s Presidential Runoff

This publication is now archived. Who are the candidates in Liberia’s presidential runoff?Liberia, the troubled West African nation founded by freed American slaves in 1820, holds a runoff election f…

February 15, 2007

Democracy
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in Africa

The process of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants features in most of Africa’s post-conflict reconstruction programs. Though DDR programs have improved, problem…

February 4, 2005

Liberia
LIBERIA: Status Report

This publication is now archived. What is the current situation in Liberia?Gyude Bryant was sworn in October 14 as chairman of the new transitional government. Bryant replaced interim president Moses…

February 7, 2005

Liberia
LIBERIA: Child Soldiers

This publication is now archived. What can be done to help child soldiers?Most experts agree that without focused intervention aimed at reintegrating them into society, child soldiers--who have witne…

October 18, 2005

Transnational Crime
Timeline: Famous Trials of World Leaders

This publication is now archived. IntroductionSince 1945, a slew of prominent world figures have been brought before various domestic and international courts and tribunals. Some have been convicted,…

December 6, 2006

Iraq
The Baker-Hamilton Commission (aka Iraq Study Group)

As the much-discussed Iraq Study Group gears up to give its final report to Congress, there is a flurry of speculation over what its recommendations will include. Here is an inside look at the so-cal…

December 18, 2013

Intelligence
U.S. Domestic Surveillance

Successive U.S. administrations have sought to justify controversial domestic surveillance programs amid criticism from Congress and rights activists, explains this Backgrounder.

February 3, 2005

Rwanda
HUMANITARIAN: A Decade After Rwanda

This publication is now archived. What lessons have been learned since the Rwanda genocide?Most experts agree that the slow and reluctant international reaction to the violent upheaval in Rwanda 10 y…