Politically rewarded violence

The rebel take-over of Goma in Congo has decreased the possibility to break with a vicious circle in which insurgent violence is time and again politically rewarded.
The “international community” has a responsibility, argue NAI researcher Maria Eriksson-Baaz and Judith Verweijen, reflected in the inconsistent policies towards Rwanda which have allowed the M23 to build up its military capacity unhindered but also for the failure of the Congolese army.

Read guest post on Mats Utas’ blog by NAI researcher Maria Eriksson-Baaz and Judith Verweijen.

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