In the event of a war with Iraq, there will be a critical need to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance in a highly unstable environment.
The Hussein regime has exploited tensions between the diverse religious and ethnic communities within Iraq for its own political gain. How have Saddam Hussein's policies affected relations between Kurds, Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic groups within Iraq?
Linas-Marcoussis Agreement (01-24-2003) Posted by USIP Library on: February 14 2003 Source Name: Text e-mailed from the United Nations Information Centre, Washington, D.C. Source Document Number: U.N. Doc. No. S/2003/99 Date e-mailed: February 10 2003 Accord de Linas-Marcoussis in French (01-24-2003) Posted by USIP Library on: January 28 2003 Source Name: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site Source URL: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/actu/article.asp?art=31727 Date downloaded: Janu...
Kosovo today is an international protectorate created by UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which foresees establishment of substantial autonomy and self-governance under the aegis of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) followed by a decision on final status. In the three and a half years since the NATO/Yugoslavia war, officials have generally avoided discussion of Kosovo final status and sought to postpone the decision foreseen in resolution 1244. At the same time, pressures are building and ...
Military planners argue that nothing short of overwhelming force designed to contend with every contingency is appropriate for a war with Iraq. But a similar doctrine is also appropriate for the post-conflict period.
Briefly Because deadly ethnic riots are activities undertaken by crowds, understanding why these riots occur and how they unfold requires analysis of the dynamics of crowd behavior. Rioters display a mixture of lucid calculation and irrational passion in their behavior, carefully targeting their victims but finding emotional release in their killing.
Summary The events of 9/11 and after have made painfully clear the need for improved understanding among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Participants in the meeting advocated that interfaith dialogue be conducted at all levels of religious hierarchies and across all segments of religious communities.
Congressional Testimony by Timothy Docking, Africa specialist and program officer with the Research and Studies Program.
On February 12, 2003, Timothy Docking, Africa specialist and program officer in the Institute's Research and Studies Program explored some of the complicated issues surrounding the ongoing conflict in the Ivory Coast during testimony before the Africa Subcommittee of the House Committee on International Relations.
What are the possible consequences of a prolonged political deadlock in Zimbabwe? Are there viable options open to the international community to address the current humanitarian, economic, and political crisis there?