A Coming Crisis on the Korean Peninsula? The Food Crisis, Economic Decline, and Political Considerations

A Coming Crisis on the Korean Peninsula? The Food Crisis, Economic Decline, and Political Considerations

Tuesday, October 1, 1996

By: Scott Snyder

Over the past two years there has been a remarkable transition in perceptions among Washington-based policy makers regarding the nature of the threat posed on the Korean Peninsula, from a focus on North Korea's nuclear program and military strength to a focus on the potential instability arising from North Korea's economic vulnerabilities and political uncertainties.  The major challenge for the United States is to pursue its strategic objectives in Northeast Asia by dealing with the prospect...

Truth Commission: Ecuador 96

Sunday, September 1, 1996

Truth Commission: Truth and Justice Commission Duration:  1996 - 1997 Charter: Ministerial Accord No. 012 Commissioners: 7 Report: No report issued  

Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts

Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts

Sunday, September 1, 1996

By: Timothy D. Sisk

Can power sharing prevent violent ethnic conflict? And if so, how can the international community best promote that outcome? In this concise volume, Timothy Sisk defines power sharing as practices and institutions that result in broad-based governing coalitions generally inclusive of all major ethnic groups. He identifies the principal approaches to power sharing, including autonomy, federations, and proportional electoral systems.  

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

The South China Sea Dispute: Prospects for Preventive Diplomacy

The South China Sea Dispute: Prospects for Preventive Diplomacy

Thursday, August 1, 1996

By: Scott Snyder

The United States Institute of Peace has convened a series of seven study group meetings since March 1995 on managing potential territorial conflicts in the South China Sea. These meetings were held as part of an ongoing series of activities on potential conflicts in Asia and implications for U.S. policy. Senior experts and grantees of the Institute researching the issue were invited to present their latest findings on aspects of the South China Sea dispute to a group of forty to fifty specia...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Peace Operations and Common Sense: Replacing Rhetoric with Realism

Saturday, June 1, 1996

By: Denis McLean

The shortcomings of several recent peace operations have led many people to conclude that the whole concept is flawed and has little bearing on U.S. interests. The record, however, suggests that peace operations have not only reduced instability in many parts of the globe but have also been something of a minor boon to U.S. foreign policy.

Peace Operations and Common Sense

Saturday, June 1, 1996

The shortcomings of several recent peace operations have led many people to conclude that the whole concept is flawed and has little bearing on U.S. interests. The record, however, suggests that peace operations have not only reduced instability in many parts of the globe but have also been something of a minor boon to U.S. foreign policy. It is necessary to confront this strange gulf between Washington perceptions and reality. Denis McLean, a New Zealander, is currently Warburg Professor ...

1996 National Winning Essay

Sunday, May 5, 1996

Richard Lee South Carolina America and the New World Order It has become an issue since the end of the Cold War--what is America's foreign policy for the "new world order"? Today especially, foreign lands that were unknown before the Cold War except in geography books, grip the United States's attention and beg for American intervention into their intra-state conflicts. This beckoning immediately raises questions on America's purpose in the world and its national interests. Americans view ...

In Pursuit of Peace

In Pursuit of Peace

Wednesday, May 1, 1996

By: Mordechai Bar-On

This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and determined cast of activists: from war-weary soldiers to hard-headed politicians, careful scholars to impassioned artists.