Why the U.S. Needs a Special Envoy for the Red Sea

Why the U.S. Needs a Special Envoy for the Red Sea

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

By: Payton Knopf

The Trump administration has appointed four special envoys to coordinate U.S. policy toward key hot spots: Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Afghanistan. Yet in the Red Sea—one of the most volatile and lethal regions of the world afflicted by several interconnected conflicts and rivalries that pose significant challenges to American interests—U.S. policy has been rudderless in large part due to the absence of a similar post.

Global Policy; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Framing the State in Times of Transition

Framing the State in Times of Transition

Thursday, April 1, 2010

By: Laurel E. Miller; with Louis Aucoin

Analyzing nineteen cases, Framing the State in Times of Transition offers the first in-depth, practical perspective on the implications of constitution-making procedure, and explores emerging international legal norms.

Getting In

Getting In

Friday, September 1, 2006

By: Mohammed O. Maundi; I. William Zartman; Gilbert M. Khadiagala; Kwaku Nuamah

This penetrating study of successful mediation in a half-dozen violent conflicts across the African continent focuses on a hitherto neglected dimension of mediation and the motivations of the parties in conflict—and of the mediators themselves—in initiating the mediation option.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Political Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Need for a New Research and Diplomatic Agenda

Political Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Need for a New Research and Diplomatic Agenda

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

By: David Dickson

Summary An understanding of the multifaceted nature of political Islam on the African subcontinent is a precondition for the formulation of an effective U.S. policy toward the region. Such a formulation would place political Islam in a historical and contemporary context. In East Africa, discrimination against Muslims—which began in colonial mission schools and continued in education and employment following independence—played an important role in the development of political Islam...

Religion

Terrorism in the Horn of Africa

Terrorism in the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

By: Tim Docking

Summary For over a decade, the United States has considered the Horn of Africa—Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan—a major source of terrorism. Following the 9-11 attacks against the United States, the Horn has come under increased scrutiny as a strategic focal point in the war against terrorism. In May 2003, the Kenyan government admitted that a key member of the al Qaeda terror network was plotting an attack on western targets, confirming al Qaeda's firm local ...

U.S. Leadership in Resolving African Conflict: The Case of Ethiopia-Eritrea

U.S. Leadership in Resolving African Conflict: The Case of Ethiopia-Eritrea

Friday, September 7, 2001

By: John Prendergast

John Prendergast was part of the facilitation team behind the two-and-a-half-year U.S. effort to broker an end to the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This report is the final installment of a five-part series on African conflicts, the previous four of which were also published by the Institute as Special Reports during Prendergast's tenure as an Institute executive fellow.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Horn of Africa Web Links

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information generally on conflict in the Horn of Africa. For related web links, see Eritrea Web Links, Ethiopia Web Links, Sudan Conflict Web Links and Regional Resources: Africa. General Resources Government Agencies and International Organizations Maps and Guides Media and News Sources Political Resources These links complement the Special Report: Building for Peace in the Horn of Africa: Di...

Peacekeeping in Africa

Peacekeeping in Africa

Tuesday, February 13, 2001

By: Tim Docking

Summary PART ONE The Brahimi Report represents the first systematic and comprehensive effort to identify and address the technical problems with UN peacekeeping missions and within the United Nations' Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The conference participants largely agreed that the report is, as one participant said, "the most important document on peacekeeping ever written." The Brahimi Report does not, however, address the most serious problem facing contemporary peace...

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue