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Managing Conflict: Lessons from the South African Peace Committees

by Nicole Ball, Chris Spies

Nov-01-1998 | Report

In 1948, South Africa instituted a system of racial separation known as apartheid. Apartheid legalized social, economic, and political discrimination favoring the white minority. It governed the allocation of jobs; limited the access of nonwhites to social services such as health, education, and housing; and severely restricted ownership of land.... Read More »

A Quick Tour of U.S. Defense and Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean


Jul-06-1998 | Report

the U.S. relationship with Latin America's militaries is quite strong, according to a year-long study carried out by the Center for International Policy and the Latin America Working Group. What has changed since the cold war is the rationale for cooperation and the ability of Congress and the public to oversee military cooperation programs.... Read More »

Spreading good practices in security sector reform: Policy options for the British Government

by Nicole Ball

Jan-01-1998 | Report

The international community increasingly recognizes that security sector reform is fundamentally a governance issue. Development practitioners must therefore be centrally involved in this process, alongside a wide range of other actors.... Read More »

Haiti: Democrats Vs. Democracy

by Robert White

Nov-03-1997 | Policy Brief

Democracy has come to Haiti and the benefits are important and tangible. There is a grave political crisis, yet there is no threat of official violence. Haiti's leaders are looking for solutions within a constitutional framework.... Read More »

Altered States: Security and Demilitarization in Central America

Altered States: Security and Demilitarization in Central America

by Adam Isacson

Oct-01-1997 | Book

Isacson argues that the region's militaries are irrevalent to today's security needs. He then lays out what must be done so that Central America can reduce the size of armies and eventually phase them out entirely.... Read More »

Open the Files: A Chance to Aid Demilitarization in Honduras

by Adam Isacson, Susan Peacock

Sep-05-1997 | Policy Brief

Adam Isacson and Susan Peacock examine how leaders in Honduras, the only Central American country with armies to have avoided a civil war during the 1980s have been pressuring for an end to their armed forces’ dominance of politics and society even though no peace accord or other postwar commitment obligates the Honduran military to reform itself.... Read More »

The Intelligence Community: Time for a Major Overhaul

by Melvin A. Goodman

May-05-1997 | Policy Brief

Melvin Goodmen discusses the problems with the CIA and the need for a major overhaul in within the intelligence community now that ... Read More »

Altered States: Post-Cold War U.S. Security Interests in Central America


Dec-04-1995 |

Frick Curry provides a critical analysis of Post-Cold War U.S. security interests in Central America and how U.S. policy makers challenged to redefine U.S. security interests in a world devoid of a competing superpower... Read More »

Haiti: Success Under Fire

by James Morrell

Jan-02-1995 | Policy Brief

James Morrell discusses how the liberation of Haiti by American troops, an operation that was highly unnatural for Washington to begin with, is coming under increasing pressure from both the Republicans in Congress and right-wing paramilitary forces in Haiti. ... Read More »

El Salvador's Death Squads: New Evidence from U.S. Documents

by Lauren Gilbert

Mar-07-1994 | Report

Lauren Gilbert investigates the rash of killings in El Salvdor in October and November of 1993 of ranking members of the former rebel movement, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), threatened to undermine El Salvador's hard-won peace and threw into doubt the likelihood of free and fair elections.... Read More »

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