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Burundi at the Brink

Burundi at the Brink

Friday, June 5, 2015

By: Ian Proctor

Burundi is back at the brink. Less than a decade after the end of its civil war, a political conflict over the president’s attempt to stay in office for a disputed third term risks escalating into wider violence, policy specialists say. Police are fighting protesters who say that President Pierre Nkurunziza is violating the country’s post-civil war constitution by seeking a third term. They dispute a court ruling that authorized Nkurunziza’s re-election bid.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Democracy & Governance

Burundi Unrest Evokes Hurdles for U.S. in Preventing Threats

Burundi Unrest Evokes Hurdles for U.S. in Preventing Threats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

By: Viola Gienger

The attempted coup in the tiny African country of Burundi, after weeks of unrest that has killed more than 20 people, provided immediate examples of quandaries for peacebuilding during a discussion at USIP this week: how U.S. diplomacy can emphasize prevention to counter threats, and how best to support young people to deter dangerous forms of extremism.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Violent Extremism; Global Policy

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