Civil Wars

Scholarly Publications

Slaughter of the Innocents: Understanding Political Killing, Including Limited Terror but Especially Large-Scale Killing and Genocide

June 1998

The MacArthur Consortium workshop "Slaughter of the Innocents: Understanding Political Killing" focused on mobilization for large-scale killing and genocide.

Peacemaking in Civil War: International Mediation in Zimbabwe, 1974-1980

December 1991

Challenging the literatures on war termination, civil war, and revolution--which typically dismiss the possibility of negotiated settlement--Stephen Stedman examines the problem of negotiations...

Peace Operations: From Short-Term to Long-Term Commitment

December 1996

By developing a strategic approach to the implementation of peace accords in civil war, the United Nations can better the odds for ending a war and fostering development in the long run.

Other Publications

Battlefield: U.S.

May 2006

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin questioning Air Force Gen.

Iraq: Democracy or Civil War?

September 2006

James D. Fearon testified on 15 September 2006 before the U.S.

Managing Global Insecurity: A Plan for Action

September 2008

The 21st century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders--from climate change, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism to conflict, poverty, disease, and economic instability.

News

Stedman named to U.N. High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

November 2003

On November 4, 2003, %people1%, CISAC Senior fellow, was appointed research director for the United Nations' new High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Iraq's Democratic Revolution

February 2004

Larry Diamond: Iraq is one of the world's least likely sites for a transition to democracy. Virtually all of the classic preconditions for liberal government are lacking.

Events

Indonesia's Gus Dur: A Fox among Tigers

February 3, 2000

Among heads of state, Indonesia's is unique--and uniquely challenged. Aburrahman Wahid ("Gus Dur") is virtually blind and has suffered two strokes.

Burma: The Politics of Intransigence

April 21, 2000

Inside Burma, the armed forces have established a chokehold on political power unrivalled in the world.

Projects

Conflict Resolution

This area focuses on research related to failed states and state building, civil wars, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, refugees and democratic change.
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Program on Economic Performance

Nearly half the world's population - some 2.8 billion people - lives on less than two dollars per day. The gap between the rich and the poor is vast.
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Climate Change and Conflict: What are the links and where is the evidence?

Despite recent high-level statements suggesting that climate change could worsen the risk of civil conflict, until now we had little quantitative evidence linking the two. Unfortunately, our study...
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Multimedia

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Era of Conflict and Climate Change

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

Interview: Ertharin Cousin

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular attention to its background and to the recent...

People

weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Research Affiliate at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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