What the Uproar Over Congo's Elections Misses

Séverine Autesserre has brought award-winning research to the topics of war and peace building, with the aim of decreasing violence through knowledge.

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Thanks to extensive experience researching peace building, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Séverine Autesserre is an unparalleled resource. The 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow provides a nuanced and carefully considered view of the current situation as it unfolds.

"Bringing peace and prosperity to Congo will require a change in attitude, away from the crisis in Kinshasa and toward the local actors who have the power to address the deeper sources of the country's troubles."

What the Uproar Over Congo's Elections Misses