Regional Organizations and Peacebuilding
The complexity of global security threats and the rise of intra-state conflicts have prompted a growing regional approach to security management. Intrastate conflicts or civil wars frequently spill over borders, affecting the stability of neighboring states and beyond. The problems of poor governance and institutional weakness that contribute to armed conflict exist not only at the state level but across regions. ‘Failed states’ can belong to ‘failed regions,’ calling for regional approaches to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.