The following analysis appears in Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Allouche, J. & Jackson, P. (2019). Zones
On April 4, 2018, Sierra Leone democratically elected its first president following years of civil war. Peace science shows how nonviolent civil resistance during government transition is important to the health and longevity of a democracy.
In situations of armed conflict, sanctions are tools available to the international community to influence armed actors away from violence.