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USAID AFGHANISTAN – Evaluation: Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD)

USAID AFGHANISTAN – Evaluation: Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD)

This report was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and prepared under contract with Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. and its Subcontractor the Louis Berger Group (LBG) through USAID’s Afghanistan “Services Under Program and Project Offices for Results Tracking”…

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United States Institute of Peace – Making Bosnia Work: Why EU Accession is Not Enough

United States Institute of Peace – Making Bosnia Work: Why EU Accession is Not Enough

June 2008 | Peace Brief by Edward P. Joseph and R. Bruce Hitchner Read online More than twelve years after the Dayton Agreement ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the stagnant, divided country is about to enter a potentially transformative process. On June 16, Bosnia will sign…

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The New York Times – A Risky End Game

The New York Times – A Risky End Game

By Edward P. Joseph (View PDF) Published: Monday, March 31, 2008 The dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the latter’s name jeopardizes this week’s NATO summit in Bucharest – and Balkan stability. Failure by Macedonia to start the process of joining NATO could open a…

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The New York Times – Observe Early and Often

The New York Times – Observe Early and Often

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH (View as PDF) Published: January 7, 2008 Kenya descended into chaos last week after accusations of vote rigging. The specter of further unrest haunts Pakistan after elections were postponed in the wake of Benazir Bhutto’s assasination. And two years ago Haitians…

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Z-Word — The Open Society and Its Critics: Minorities and Political Lobbying in the United States

Z-Word — The Open Society and Its Critics: Minorities and Political Lobbying in the United States

By Edward P. Joseph Published January 2008 View PDF Mohsin Hamid is an unlikely point of entry into the flawed assumptions of John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt. 1 After all, Hamid, a British citizen born in Pakistan, is the author of an acclaimed novel, The Reluctant…

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SAIS Review – A Last Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

SAIS Review – A Last Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

BY EDWARD P. JOSEPH B’81, ’81 (View PDF) “Little did we imagine this would be her last encounter with international officials.” Edward P. Joseph, a 1981 SAIS graduate, Foreign Policy Institute visiting scholar, SAIS professorial lecturer and prominent foreign policy expert, interviewed Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto…

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The Wall Street Journal – Resolving the Kurdish Dilemma

The Wall Street Journal – Resolving the Kurdish Dilemma

By Edward P. Joseph And Michael E. O’Hanlon (View PDF) As President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice prepare for this week’s crucial meetings with Turkey’s leaders about the attacks by Kurdish PKK rebels, they should look beyond crisis management to deal with the…

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C-SPAN Broadcast – Michael O’Hanlon and Edward P. Joseph; ‘Soft Partition of Iraq’; July 5, 2007, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Brookings Institution

C-SPAN Broadcast – Michael O’Hanlon and Edward P. Joseph; ‘Soft Partition of Iraq’; July 5, 2007, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Brookings Institution

WASHINGTON, DC Thursday, July 5, 2007 Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institute, & Edward Joseph, School of Advanced Int’l Studies, discuss their paper on Iraq. The two scholars suggest that if the military surge and reconciliation efforts fail, a soft partition of Iraq may be the only…

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SAIS Review – Ownership is Overrated

SAIS Review – Ownership is Overrated

By Edward P. Joseph Summer/Fall 2007 View article as PDF Current ownership dogma has had pernicious consequences for fledgling democracies from Bosnia to Iraq to East Timor. Ownership advocates insist that democracy will only take root when local stakeholders (not outside actors) make and implement…

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International Herald Tribune – It’s time for some brinkmanship: the U.S., Russia and Kosovo

International Herald Tribune – It’s time for some brinkmanship: the U.S., Russia and Kosovo

By Edward P. Joseph (View as PDF) Published: June 28, 2007 WASHINGTON: Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin of Russia are headed for a collision at their summit meeting that begins Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine. The issue isn’t Iran, Iraq or a new missile…

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Brookings Institution –  The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq

Brookings Institution – The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq

By Edward P. Joseph and Michael O’Hanlon View the PDF EXCERPT – The time may be approaching when the only hope for a more stable Iraq is a soft partition of the country. Soft partition would involve the Iraqis, with the assistance of the international…

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New York Times – Parting Ways in Iraq

New York Times – Parting Ways in Iraq

By DAVID BROOKS January 28, 2007 During the summer of 1995, Edward Joseph was serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in Bosnia. He was asked to help Muslim women and children flee from an area near Srebrenica, where 7,000 Muslims had already been slaughtered by Serb forces….

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The American Interest – A Bosnia Option for Iraq

The American Interest – A Bosnia Option for Iraq

By MICHAEL E. O’HANLON & EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published January/February 2007 Issue Read Online United States Department of Least Bad Iraq Options  Washington, DC 20499  ACTION MEMORANDUM TO: POTUS FROM: Michael E. O’Hanlon and Edward P. Joseph DATE: January 1, 2007 RE: The Bosnia Option…

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Washington Post – Bystanders To a Massacre

Washington Post – Bystanders To a Massacre

How the U.N. Failed Srebrenica THE WASHINGTON POST By Edward P. Joseph (View as PDF) In the video, the Serbs take their time, cracking jokes and taunting the Muslim men they’ve trucked to a field outside a small hamlet in Eastern Bosnia. Then the joking…

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Foreign Affairs – Back to the Balkans: Forgotten, Not Fixed

Foreign Affairs – Back to the Balkans: Forgotten, Not Fixed

By Edward P. Joseph (View as PDF) / (Read Online) Forgotten, Not Fixed Since the departure on June 28, 2001, of the Balkans’ most iconic henchman, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, to a courtroom in The Hague, the region has mostly sunk into obscurity. The attacks of…

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