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Helms School of Government


International Relations


post conflict, reconstruction, Africa, Middle East, technology


African Studies | International and Area Studies | International Relations | Organization Development | Other International and Area Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies


The United States of America has accomplished some advanced technological and developmental achievements recently. However, in order to better its abilities to reconstruct and stabilize nations in the future it must utilize the lessons it has learned from the past as well as these technological advancements. From both Africa and the Middle East, the United States has learned some valuable lessons in helping nations rebuild in the face of danger. Currently, the United States can use internet technologies to better educate those who would want to reconstruct their own nations as a united people group with as little foreign interference as possible. This in combination with past lessons learned can help the United States to become more efficient and capable of reconstructing post-war nations.