Beyond The Asian Financial Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership

Beyond The Asian Financial Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership

Thursday, April 30, 1998

By: Scott Snyder; Richard H. Solomon

Following two decades of rapid growth, social change, and industrialization, the countries of the East Asian region are experiencing their first regionwide economic crisis. The immediate economic causes of Asia's financial crisis--especially unsustainable short-term foreign debt incurred by the private sector and exposed by the sudden devaluation of overvalued local currencies--have been identified. The challenges for U.S. leadership in response to the region's current financial crisis are to...

Economics & Environment

The Cambodia Peace Settlement

Friday, April 24, 1998

Participants role-play negotiators at a peace settlement conference, where, due to international pressure, the Cambodian government has agreed to negotiate with opposition leaders over implementation of a peace settlement and past accountability for genocide and war crimes.

Russian Negotiating Behavior

Russian Negotiating Behavior

Wednesday, April 1, 1998

By: Jerrold L. Schecter

Whether bargaining for strategic arms reductions, rights to drill Siberian oil fields, or an apartment in Moscow, Americans are faced across the table by a distinct Russian negotiating style.

Europe Undivided

Europe Undivided

Sunday, March 1, 1998

By: James E. Goodby / Alexander L. George; Foreword

Can Russia and the United States really move beyond their bitter Cold War rivalry to a genuinely cooperative relationship?

Building Peace

Building Peace

Sunday, February 1, 1998

By: John Paul Lederach

The volume explores the dynamics of contemporary conflict and presents an integrated framework for peacebuilding in which structure, process, resources, training, and evaluation are coordinated in an attempt to transform the conflict and effect reconciliation

Can Nigeria Make a Peaceful Transition to Democratic Governance?

Can Nigeria Make a Peaceful Transition to Democratic Governance?

Monday, December 1, 1997

By: David R. Smock

On October 23, 1997, the United States Institute of Peace and the U.S. Department of State cosponsored a one-day roundtable discussion of diplomats, scholars, and nongovernmental organization specialists from the United States, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom on the current transition in Nigeria.  The purpose was to assess the current sociopolitical conditions of Nigeria, evaluate the transition, and offer policy options for the United States.  

Sovereignty after Empire: Self-Determinationa Movements in the Former Soviet Union

Sovereignty after Empire: Self-Determinationa Movements in the Former Soviet Union

Saturday, November 1, 1997

By: Galina Starovoitova

This report examines the prominent self-determination movements in the former Soviet Union and arrives at some tentative criteria that could be used to assess their legitimacy.  In contrast to futurists' visions of the "global village," where national loyalties and borders erode under the forces of globalization and decentralization, Starovoitova points to the resurgence of nationalism in the post–Cold War era, particularly on the Eurasian continent.

North Korea's Decline and China's Strategic Dilemmas

North Korea's Decline and China's Strategic Dilemmas

Thursday, October 30, 1997

By: Scott Snyder

For the first time, Chinese analysts are conceding that the sudden end of North Korea's political system is conceivable, even if they doubt that it is imminent. Chinese analysts cite long-standing historical, psychological, and structural factors as obstacles to a near-term collapse.  Chinese analysts recognize that if North Korea is to survive, its economic system must undergo fundamental reforms.

Mozambique

Mozambique

Wednesday, October 1, 1997

By: Richard Synge

By the time it ended in 1992, Mozambique's 15-year civil war had exacted a terrible price. Economically paralyzed, the vast, drought-stricken country was rich only in enmity, landmines, and AK-47s. Into this misery was thrust a multifaceted UN mission, ONUMOZ, to manage the transition from military combat to electoral contest. Remarkably, when ONUMOZ departed two years later, that job was largely done.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention