Conflict Trends 2005/4

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Peacekeeping

"This issue portrays peacekeeping as an important step in the conflict resolution and transformation process, but it leaves the door open for wider discussion and engagement on the root causes of protracted conflict. Therefore, it is our hope that the opinions expressed in this issue will go the distance in stimulating discourse as a step through which the threats and opportunities of security can be effectively addressed."

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Conflict Trends 2005/3

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Refugees & Conflict in Africa

"Two consistent themes emerge in this issue of Conflict Trends: first, there is a need for immediate and ongoing assistance and services for refugees and IDPs in their current circumstances, and second, the underlying causes of such mass displacements of people in Africa need to be addressed."

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Conflict Trends 2005/2

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Special Edition on the Great Lakes

"How sustainable and durable are the various peace agreements and elected governments? Will the Great Lakes region be able to harness its huge potential to unlock growth, and economic and social development? What will it take for the Great Lakes region to unlock this potential and when is this likely to happen?"

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Conflict Trends 2005/1

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Building Peace in Africa

"Is this the African Continent once again being plunged into chaos or are we finally witnessing a change towards democratic governance, peace and stability? What will the media show the rest of the world? The dead bodies of the peacekeepers or the
jubilant faces of war wearied Burundians rejoicing at the prospect of finally getting a chance to live in peace?"

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Conflict Trends 2004/3

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Focus on Terrorism

"The evaluation of Africa’s response to terrorism is not intended to see the war on terrorism as the only important security issue facing Africa. This issue also intends to assist us in seeking alternative means of dealing with conflicts around the world. It is these alternative ways that need to be researched and discussed in order to ensure that the noble goals of universal peace and stability are realised."

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Conflict Trends 2004/2

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Focus on Peacekeeping

"This special edition of Conflict Trends is dedicated to giving an overview of peacekeeping in Africa. It explores peacekeeping from a global United Nations and African perspective, and examines various African case studies. It is our hope that it will contribute to the debate on the role and function of peacekeeping on the Continent."

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Conflict Trends 2004/1

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Focus on Democracy

"Let us begin a global dialogue, across all barriers. Let us use all the means at our disposal, including the media and diplomacy… let us speak with words and understand each other rather than speaking with arms and killing each other."

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Conflict Trends 2003/4

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Peacekeeping Trends

"The statement, 'African solutions for African Challenges' continues to define conflict management in Africa. There is no doubt that Africa will continue to take responsibility for her challenges in 2004. However, together with this responsibility will come the need to find innovative and creative ways to move beyond peace agreements to peace consolidation."

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