By Robert D. Lamb,Johanna Mendelson Forman

The usa has supplied aid to political transitions world wide for a few years. however it used to be simply 20 years in the past that the U.S. executive tested an workplace in particular to reply while regimes or conflicts ended and to keep up momentum towards optimistic switch. Today’s conflicts, even if, are extra advanced, often related to part a dozen or rankings of armed groups—and their alliances and motivations are usually not continually transparent. Seldom are peace agreements in position to behave as a roadmap to the transition. And transition paintings now usually starts off ahead of violence even ends. This document, released at the 20th anniversary of the founding of the workplace of Transition tasks on the US business enterprise for overseas improvement, considers what today’s complexities suggest for a way conflicts and transition paintings may perhaps evolve sooner or later, with chapters on each one significant sector of the realm and on themes comparable to extremism, urbanization, gender, and humanitarian response.

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