International Order & Conflict

Book Launch: Exit Strategies and State Building





Stimson’s Future of Peace
Operations Program and CSIS’s Americas Program and Program on Crisis, Conflict
and Cooperation
hosted the launch of a new book:

Exit Strategies and State Building

In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted
considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn
societies. Despite these efforts, there has been relatively little
consideration of the critical questions arising from the “end game” of
state-building operations. Exit Strategies and State Building focuses on relevant historical and contemporary cases
of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges
associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and
the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit,
this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and
political intervention. Discussion built from the book’s findings and included
examples from Haiti, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the

Speakers included:
Richard Caplan
Professor of International Relations, Oxford University;
Editor, Exit Strategies and State Building
Johanna Mendelson Forman
Senior Associate, Americas Program, CSIS;
Moderator and Contributor, Exit Strategies and State Building
Robert Lamb
Director and Senior Fellow, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation, CSIS;
Alison Giffen
Senior Associate, Future of Peace Operations Program, Stimson; Discussant

Books were available for purchase at the event at the discounted price of
$25, cash only please.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Ker at [email protected] or (202) 464-2681. 

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