It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a month the situation is back to where it started. Sometimes worse.
In The Frontlines of Peace Severine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, opens our eyes to the well-intentioned but systematically flawed peace industry. The author sheds light on how typical peace interventions have been getting it wrong, and—more importantly—how a few of them have been getting it right.
With examples drawn from across the globe, in a lively narrative, Autesserre reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances, with the help of the most unlikely heroes. She makes the very compelling case that we must challenge prevailing wisdom about foreign intervention and radically change our approach if we hope to build lasting 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)
MEDIA REPORTS ON THE BOOK
- Video interview on Médialab (September 2019)
- Video story on Peace News Network (January 2019)
- TV show on RT (January 2019)
- Podcast Kujenga Amani (August 2018)
- Podcast Peacebuilders (May 2018)
NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT THE BOOK
VIDEOS OF TALKS ON THE BOOK