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Jan. 31, 2017

On the Edge: What Future for the African Sahel?

The 2017 Annual Carter Conference in African Studies Center for African Studies at the University of Florida February 23-25, 2017

Jan. 25, 2017

What Do Pirates Want? To Steal Riches at Sea So They Can Pay for Wars On Land

Brandon Prins, Ursula Daxecker, and Anup Phayal. 2017. What Do Pirates Want? To Steal Riches at Sea So They Can Pay for Wars on Land. Monkey Cage, Washington Post. January 25.

Jan. 17, 2017

Disentangling Aid Dynamics in Statebuilding and Peacebuiding: A Causal Framework

Naazneen H. Barma, Naomi Levy, and Jessica Piombo. 2016. Disentangling Aid Dynamics in Statebuilding and Peacebuiding: A Causal Framework. International Peacekeeping. 1-25. (DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2016.1252677)

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