By Roy Licklider
Negotiating a relaxed finish to civil wars, which regularly comprises an try to collect former rival army or rebel factions right into a new nationwide military, has been a common target of clash answer practitioners because the chilly warfare. In perform, even if, little or no is understood approximately what works, and what doesn’t paintings, in bringing jointly former rivals to construct a long-lasting peace.
Contributors to this quantity examine why a few civil wars lead to winning army integration whereas others dissolve into extra strife, factionalism, or even renewed civil battle. 11 instances are studied in detail—Sudan, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Rwanda, the Philippines, South Africa, Mozambique, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi—while different chapters evaluate army integration with company mergers and speak about many of the hidden expenses and hazards of merging army forces. New Armies from Old fills a major hole in our figuring out of civil wars, their attainable answer, and the way to advertise lasting peace, and should be of curiosity to students and scholars of clash solution, foreign affairs, and peace and protection studies.