Civil War 2: Winning the Peace
Cultivating Peace in Fragile Societies
This week’s book is Peacebuilding as Politics: Cultivating Peace in Fragile Societies, which surveys efforts to build peace in war torn countries like Haiti, Somalia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Bosnia/Herzegovina.
More than anything, I’m interested in:
What other societies have done to achieve post-conflict peace; and
Lessons learned to win the peace locally, as quickly and as permanently as possible.
Easier said than done, but comments are open for your ideas and responses.
After the Soviet collapse, civil wars broke out in countries previously held together by Soviet influence/authority. Can we expect the same if/when the US empire collapses? If so, where can we expect new conflicts?
The Bosnian civil war lasted four years. El Salvador, 12. Cambodia, 25. Somalia and Haiti have experienced multiple decades of unrest and political violence.
All five instances of war/conflict required international support for stability. Would would international support to the US look like?
International civilian police
Supposing an American domestic conflict is not over quickly (I doubt it will be), what steps can we take to build long term sustainability for our community?
Food & water
Max, Dustin, and I will discuss these topics/questions on the next Early Warning Roundtable on Friday, 28 January. We’ll stream it live at https://youtube.com/forwardobserver
Until next time, be well and stay out front.
Always Out Front,