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Geostrategies in the Great Lakes Conflict and Spatial Designs for Peace

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Title: Geostrategies in the Great Lakes Conflict and Spatial Designs for Peace
Author: Dr. Richard A. Griggs
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Publish Year: 1994
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This article discusses proposed solutions to the regional conflict affecting areas
of Eastern Za?re, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania. It begins with an
analysis of the structural conditions that spawn conflict, the actors who seek
certain geopolitical outcomes, and the discursive formations that support these
strategic designs. This generates a list of factors that can be fitted into a matrix
and used to evaluate eight major proposals for peace. Two proposals that
address the regional problem of ill-fitting political boundaries earned higher
overall scores than those that rely only on force or new distributions of power
within individual states.