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Author Biography: John F. Clark is Associate Professor of International Relations at Florida International University. He is co-editor of Political Reform in Francophone Africa.
Named by Gail M. Gerhart in Foreign Affairs as one of the best books on Africa published in 2002!
"...highly recommended as a reference text and a book for Africanists and scholars interested in understanding the conflicts..."--Valentine James, Journal of Sustainable Development
"Clark's collection is a good opening contribution to what in time should be a large literature on Africa's 'first world war.'"--Gail M. Gerhart, Foreign Affairs,
"...among the few substantial efforts to analyze the foreign policies of the African states in the post Cold War context."
--Will Reno, Northwestern University
"Fascinating...with very original material... a wonderful book to read."
--Peter Schwab, SUNY Purchase
"An outstanding analysis of both the local and international dimensions of Africa's 'First World War'... "
-- Peter J. Schraeder, Loyola University Chicago
"...fascinating, revealing insight[s]...a significant benchmark in the study of African politics...."
-- Joshua Forrest, University of Vermont
|List of Acronyms|
|Maps of Congo (DRC) and Africa|
|1||Introduction: Causes and Consequences of the Congo War||1|
|2||Contextualizing Congo Conflicts: Order and Disorder in Postcolonial Africa||13|
|3||Historicity of a Crisis: The Origins of the Congo War||33|
|4||A Survival Guide to Kinshasa: Lessons of the Father, Passed Down to the Son||53|
|5||Angola's Role in the Congo War||75|
|6||A Political and Military Review of Zimbabwe's Involvement in the Second Congo War||93|
|7||Congo's Rebels: Their Origins, Motivations, and Strategies||109|
|8||The Complex Reasons for Rwanda's Engagement in Congo||129|
|9||Museveni's Adventure in the Congo War: Uganda's Vietnam?||145|
|10||The Impossible Neutrality? South Africa's Policy in the Congo War||169|
|11||Arms Proliferation and the Congo War||185|
|12||The Economic Impact of the Congo War||201|
|13||The Politics of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Congo War||225|
|Notes on the Contributors||239|