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Report / Africa

From Kabila to Kabila: Prospects for Peace in the Congo

Joseph Kabila, son of the late Laurent Désiré Kabila, speaks a far more peaceful language than that of his bellicose father. But he will not be able to deliver peace alone, and there are already signs that the many parties to the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo are heading for renewed confrontation.

Report / Europe & Central Asia

Turning Strife to Advantage

The current attempts by the leadership of the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ) of Bosnia and Herzegovina to secede from the legal and constitutional structures of the state are the most serious challenge yet to the post-war order established by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords.

Report / Asia

Bad Debt: The Politics of Financial Reform in Indonesia

Indonesia’s transition from authoritarianism to democracy is taking place amidst widespread poverty, unemployment and social dislocation which fosters political instability.

Report / Europe & Central Asia

Central Asia: Islamist Mobilisation and Regional Security

The real but greatly exaggerated existence of militant Islamic movements is being cited to legitimate repressive measures by the governments of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and, especially, Uzbekistan.

Also available in Русский
Briefing / Asia

Indonesia’s Presidential Crisis

The Abdurrahman Wahid presidency was dealt a devastating blow by the Indonesian parliament (DPR) on 1 February 2001 when it voted 393 to 4 to begin proceedings that could end with the impeachment of the president.

Report / Asia

Indonesia: National Police Reform

In the euphoria at the demise of the New Order, there was an expectation that the 1945 Constitution’s declaration that Indonesia was a state based on the rule of law might be resurrected after 40 years of neglect.

Also available in Bahasa Indonesia
Report / Asia

Indonesia: Impunity versus Accountability

This report reviews Indonesia’s unimpressive record in bringing to justice those responsible for gross human rights violations.