“Latest Insights” new feature on Building Peace

Dear AfP Members and Friends,

We are happy to report that the launch of Building Peace’s first issue has been generating a great deal of interest and excitement within the peacebuilding community and beyond. We owe this success in large part to you, for visiting Building Peace’s website and for sharing it with your colleagues. In just a matter of days after going live, Building Peace’s website averaged 1,000 hits per day! Thank you for your constant support – we could not have done it without you

Today, we are pleased to announce a new feature entitled “Latest Insights” on the website of Building Peace: regularly-updated online posts written by peacebuilding experts and practitioners from around the world. These articles will cover timely issues relevant to the theme published in the current or upcoming issue of Building Peace.

Our initial “Latest Insights” contribution is from Christopher Holshek, Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), who shares with us the story of a non-partisan coalition of experts from different sectors and disciplines working together to identify the best way forward in rebuilding Mali’s security, democracy and economic development. This post echoes some of the perspectives expressed at the Building Peace launch hosted by USIP in April, which featured the Honorable Ambassador of Mali to the U.S. Al Maamoun Baba Lamine Keita and a select group of Building Peace authors.

Stay tuned for monthly fresh content on the Building Peace website (www.BuildingPeaceForum.com) until this September, when we will release our next full issue focusing on conflict prevention – how to prevent wars before they start. We hope you will enjoy this initial installment of “Latest Insights” and the many others to come!

As always, we welcome any feedback or comments you may wish to share with us.


Melanie Greenberg
President & CEO
Jessica Berns