Peace in the Central African Republic Requires Patience

Jan 21, 2019

Central Africans have good reason to be skeptical about the peace process. This week will start the next, and possibly final, round of an African Union-led peace dialogue on the Central African Republic (CAR) held in Khartoum. The talks will bring together the CAR government of the 14 armed...

What Russia Wants from the Central African Republic

Oct 26, 2018

Russia is pursuing three strategic objectives in the CAR. Despite the recent focus of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, Moscow’s political adventurism extends well beyond the fence of its own backyard and reaches as far as Central Africa. After Sudan and Eritrea, Moscow is now engaging with...

Crisis in the Central African Republic

Aug 06, 2014

The sectarian and humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic continues to deepen.  Background The Central African Republic (CAR), a Christian-majority country with a minority Muslim population, has been marred by violence since early 2013. What started as a coup d'état against a...

Central African Republic: Who Will Heal the Wounds? (Part 2/2)

Jun 23, 2014

Who will heal the wounds of vengeance and retribution in the Central African Republic? Moving on from part one, another ingredient in the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis has been the porous borders between the country and some of its unstable neighbors, and the...

Central African Republic: Who Will Heal the Wounds? (Part 1/2)

Jun 22, 2014

Who will heal the wounds of vengeance and retribution in the Central African Republic? On April 10, after months of discussion, negotiation and compromise, the United Nations Security Council authorized a 12,000-member peacekeeping operation for the Central African Republic (CAR). This is a...