This anthology of research papers explores how to prevent and manage conflict in an unstable world. Some of the topics covered include Iran, Rio Gangs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moldova, World War II, Rwanda, child soldiering, Japan foreign policy, foreign aid, post-conflict, Greece, Uganda, Timor-Leste, and more.
Preface * Introduction * Section I: Managing Ongoing Conflict In Host Countries * 1. How Much Is Enough? Analyzing Soldier-To-Civilian Ratios In Occupation * 2. Red and White Stripes Under Blue Helmets * 3. Security Reform And U.S.-Afghan Relations Post-Withdrawal * Section II: Helping Post-Conflict Countries Develop Economically to Prevent Recurrent Conflict * 4. Seventeen Years of Foreign Aid And State-Building In Rwanda * 5. Microfinance: The Potential Empowering Effects For Women and the Role of the U.S. Military * 6. Employment Generation in Post-Conflict Countries * 7. The Impact Of Culture On Sustainable Economic Growth and Development In Failing And Post-Conflict Countries * 8. Public Financial Management In Post-Conflict Countries * Section Iii: Global Trends and Realities * 9. Gangs and Insurgencies: A Comparative Analysis * 10. New Media and Conflict * 11. The Mitigation of Child Soldiering Through Technological and Alternative Means * 12. The DPJ And The "New Asianism": The Latest Evolution of Japan's Foreign Policy * Section IV: History of The Peacekeeping And Stability Operations Institute And Recent Projects * 13. The Early Years: A History Of The First Decade Of Pki