Humanitarian Responses to a War in Iraq

Humanitarian Responses to a War in Iraq

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

By: Taylor Seybolt

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.

Type: Peace Brief

Sectarian Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Iraq

Sectarian Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Iraq

Monday, March 3, 2003

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?

Type: Peace Brief

Peace Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

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...

Type: Report

Kosovo Decision Time: How and When?

Kosovo Decision Time: How and When?

Thursday, February 13, 2003

By: Daniel Serwer; Sloan Mann

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 ...

Type: Special Report

Lethal Ethnic Riots: Lessons from India and Beyond

Lethal Ethnic Riots: Lessons from India and Beyond

Thursday, February 13, 2003

By: Judy Barsalou

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.

Type: Special Report

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Prospects for Peace in the Ivory Coast

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

By: Timothy Docking

Congressional Testimony by Timothy Docking, Africa specialist and program officer with the Research and Studies Program.

Prospect for Peace in Ivory Coast

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

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 Future for Mugabe's Zimbabwe?

What Future for Mugabe's Zimbabwe?

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

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?

Type: Peace Brief