Civil society around the world has demonstrated the ability to bring about change without violence. Critical to civil society’s success is preparing communities to undertake safe and strategic nonviolent action (NVA) movements. Previous research on NVA has focused on three broad methodologies: protest and persuasion, noncooperation, and intervention. This Report contributes to the knowledge on NVA by highlighting key strategic functions and outcomes of education and training–a fourth and crit...
NATO's Balancing Act evaluates the alliance’s performance of its three core tasks—collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security—and reviews its members’ efforts to achieve the right balance among them. Yost considers NATO's role in the evolving global security environment and its implications for collective defense and crisis management in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, Libya, and elsewhere.
A group of eight Kosovar Albanian women visiting the U.S. for six weeks said reconciliation is progressing in parts of Kosovo, and they expressed hope that a historic agreement this year to normalize relations with neighboring Serbia might ease tensions in majority Serb North Kosovska Mitrovica, Leposavić, Zvečan and Zubin Potok.