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Exploring Subregional Conflict: Opportunities for Conflict Prevention

Chandra Lekha Sriram and Zoe Nielsen, editors
Exploring Subregional Conflict: Opportunities for Conflict Prevention
ISBN: 978-1-58826-243-1
ISBN: 978-1-58826-219-6
2004/209 pages/LC: 2004003787
A project of the International Peace Institute


The causes of violent conflict, as well as approaches to conflict prevention, have been studied extensively, but only recently has attention been given to the subregional dynamics of internal wars. The authors of this original collection explore conflicts in Africa, Central Asia, and Central America, seeking new insights that can provide the foundation for more nuanced, more effective preventive strategies.


Chandra Lekha Sriram was professor of human rights and Director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London School of Law. Zoe Nielsen is associate director and senior editor of the Human Security Report at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.


  • Why Examine the Subregional Dynamics of Conflict?—the Editors.
  • Understanding Conflicts in the Horn of Africa—E.J. Keller.
  • Stability and Change in Central Asia—G. Gleason.
  • Sources of Conflict in West Africa—C. Ero and J. Temin.
  • Dynamics of Conflict in Central America—C.L. Sriram.
  • Implications for Conflict Prevention—Zoe Nielsen.
No rights in South Asia.