Plenty of books have discussed what has gone wrong when we have tried to resolve conflicts in the past. But what has gone right?
On the Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the extraordinary individuals and communities that have found an effective way to confront violence. Contrary to what most politicians preach, ending wars may not require billions in aid or massive international interventions. Many successful peacebuilding efforts have involved innovative grassroots initiatives, led by local people and at times supported by foreigners, often using methods the international elite would shun. Drawing on several years of field research in 11 conflict zones around the world, including today’s major hot spots, On the Frontlines of Peace shows that, to end violence from war, we have to change the way we view and build peace.
OP EDS BASED ON THE BOOK
- “There’s Another Way to Build Peace. And It Doesn’t Come from the Top Down,” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, USA (October 2018)
- “Three Flawed Ideas Are Hurting International Peacebuilding,” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, USA (March 2017)
- “Here’s What Congo Can Teach the World About Peace,” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, USA (October 2016)
POLICY ARTICLES BASED ON THE BOOK
- “The Crisis of Peacekeeping: Why the UN Can’t End Wars” (January / February 2019)
- “The Right Way to Build Peace in Congo,” Foreign Affairs (April 2017)
- “What the Uproar Over Congo’s Elections Misses,” Foreign Affairs (March 2017)
SCHOLARLY ARTICLES BASED ON THE BOOK
- “International Peacebuilding and Local Success: Assumptions and Effectiveness,” International Studies Review (2017)
- “Going Micro: Emerging and Future Peacekeeping Research,” International Peacekeeping (2014)
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