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About Rick Barton

Rick Barton is co-director of the post-conflict reconstruction project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington D.C., and a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Articles by Rick Barton

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Afghanistan and Pakistan: recommendations for Obama

The challenges faced by the new Obama administration in Afghanistan and Pakistan are too big to be tackled alone

We cannot afford to fail

The Iraq Reconstruction Assessment Mission, an independent team of experts commissioned by the Pentagon, recently published a report of their ten-day Iraqi tour. After presenting evidence to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the authors draw on their report to challenge the Coalition’s masters of war to a gargantuan effort of peacemaking and society-building.
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