Bulls, Bears, and Millionaires: War Stories of the Trading by Robert Koppel

By Robert Koppel

Written with aptitude, Bulls, Bears and Millionaires brings the buying and selling arenas of the world's monetary exchanges to reasonable by no means ahead of. via a sequence of dramatic profiles and never-before-told "war tales, " the reader is supplied with an insider's view of the emotionally-riveting global of buying and selling.

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Yet, while concerns over equitable and nondiscriminatory assistance to different groups within the demobilized caseload are considered critical to the success of DDR programs,45 the very same concerns should apply to reintegration assistance to all populations directly affected by armed conflict (IDPs, returnees, residents – and within these, different age and gender). As was emphasized above, in war to peace transitions long term peacebuilding is dependent on the involvement of a large and varied number of different vulnerable groups, including former combatants and their families, IDPs, returnees, resident populations, refugees, and so on.

Lying at the heart of transitions from war to peace, DDR programs become a key instrument for moving beyond violence. ” Moreover, “the success of this first step following the signing of a peace accord [DDR] signals the end to organised conflict and provides the security necessary for people affected by war to reinvest in their lives and their country” (Colletta et al 1996 (A), 1–2). The collapse of the Liberian peace process in 1999 stands as an example of the consequences of a “quick and dirty” approach to DDR, the unwillingness of the government to restructure the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) according to the Abuja Peace Accord and, finally, its failure to “include leaders of other warring factions in 25 Two examples serve to illustrate this point.

18 From Soldiers to Citizens Reinsertion has been central to most DDR programs, ranging from Uganda’s phased demobilization referred to above, to Ethiopia’s demobilization of the Derg’s army, to the 1992–1994 process in Mozambique or the current processes in Burundi and DRC. The transitional nature and rationale of the process (covering the basic needs of ex-combatants and their families in terms of transitional safety allowances, food, clothes, shelter, medical services, short term training, employment, and tools), places “reinsertion” firmly in the immediate, post-conflict stabilization phase.

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