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Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project hosts author Philippe Leroux-Martin
War does not stop when the armed conflict ends. In his book, published in January 2014, Philippe Leroux-Martin, MPA/MC 2010 offers a compelling eyewitness account of a key political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007. He demonstrates how interventions from foreign powers to end armed conflict can create new forms of conflict that are not only as determined and resilient, but can lead groups to challenge the power of fragile states through political and legal means.
Countering such challenges is an integral but often ignored part of peace processes. How do these nonviolent wars evolve? How can the power of fragile states be challenged through nonviolent means in the aftermath of armed conflict? And what is the role of diplomacy in countering such challenges? His book offers key insights for policy makers dealing with fragile states who seek answers to such questions.