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Conflict, Vulnerability, and Risk

Understanding the factors that drive violent conflict within and between African states; and exploring strategies to promote and maintain peace.

All countries experience stress and conflict but only in some cases does it lead to violence. The Africa Program explores the complex political, social, and economic dynamics that tip some countries into violence but enable others to resolve their grievances peacefully. Its analysis and discussion of enduring conflict hotpots such as Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia examines the prospects for peace and considers what role the United States can play in bringing warring parties to the negotiating table.