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The Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution The Program on Intrastate Conflict was established in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University on July 1 1999 as a result of an association between the Foundation the Center and the School The Program analyzes the causes of ethnic religious and other intercommunal conflict and seeks to identify practical ways to prevent and limit such conflict It has been intimately involved with the large scale attempt to identity why some kinds of nation states fail and collapse and how world order should react to the phenomenon of state failure The Program has attempted to re frame state building as a policy option and imperative examined the relationship between resource flows and civil war studied the consequences of the global proliferation of small arms researched peace building and peace enforcement capabilities in Africa and critiqued the appropriate role of truth commissions in strengthening conflict prevention and conflict resolution Robert I Rotberg is Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution and president of the World Peace Foundation More information about the Program can be found at http www belfercenter org project 52 intrastate conflict program html The World Peace Foundation The World Peace Foundation was created in 1910 by the imagination and fortune of Edwin Ginn the Boston publisher to encourage international peace and cooperation The Foundation seeks to advance the cause of world peace through study analysis and the advocacy of wise action Ginn shared the hope of many of his contemporaries that permanent peace could be achieved That dream was denied by the outbreak of World War I but the Foundation has continued ever since to attempt to overcome obstacles to international peace and cooperation Since 1993 the Foundation has examined the causes and cures of intrastate conflict The peace of the world in



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