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The New Is Not Yet Born: Conflict Resolution in Southern Africa
The New Is Not Yet Born: Conflict Resolution in Southern Africa
By Thomas Ohlson, Stephen John Stedman, and Robert Davies
Brookings Institution, 1994, 322 pp

This book presents no new research but ably draws together a wealth of recent information on politics, war, and development in Southern Africa. The authors offer a clear and concise analysis of the factors obstructing and abetting peace and regional cooperation, and they assess (at mid-1993) the ways in which South Africa's transition will continue to affect its neighbors. They argue that the resolution of future intra- and interstate conflicts will depend on how well the governments of the region build permanent institutions for dialogue.