As the Cold War faded, Ambassador Hank Cohen, President George Bush's Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, engaged in aggressive diplomatic intervention in Africa's civil wars. In this revealing book Cohen tells how he and his Africa Bureau team operated in seven countries in crisis: Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. He candidly characterizes key personalities and events and provides a treasure trove of lessons learned and basic principles for practitioners of conflict resolution within states.
HERMAN J. COHEN, a retired United States ambassador and career diplomat, is President of Cohen and Woods International, strategic consultants to African governments and to multinational corporations doing business in Africa. He has contributed chapters in several books, including African Conflict Resolution: The U.S. Role in Peacemaking (edited by David R. Smock and Chester A. Crocker) and Out of Conflict: From War to Peace in Africa (edited by Gunnar M. Sarbo and Peter Vale.