U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia: Forestry as the Cornerstone to Peacebuilding
Source: Sandra S. Nichols and Lisa Goldman, 2011
Peace and Security Operations,
In international peacebuilding circles, the post-conflict natural resource reforms that have taken place since Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war ended in 2003 are commonly heralded as a new watershed. Natural resources—timber in particular —were central to the war. The warring factions used billions of dollars of timber revenues to purchase arms...