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African Civil Wars

Since the end of the Cold War, nearly half of African countries have experienced at least one period of violent internal conflict. The origins and impact of these conflicts are multifaceted, including ethnic and economic inequalities, social or political exclusion, and competition for scarce natural resources. Investigate the dynamics and drivers of civil wars, the rate of recidivism, the reasons that some conflicts last longer than others, the strategies used by armed factions, and the mechanisms utilized by international and regional actors to resolve conflicts.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the multifaceted origins and impact of these conflicts
  • Familiarity with the dynamics and drivers of civil wars, the rate of recidivism, the reasons that some conflicts last longer than others, the strategies used by armed factions, and the mechanisms utilized by international and regional actors to resolve them

Ideal for

  • Those interested in African history, politics, and economics
  • Students of international relations
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