- 01/10/2010Posted by:
Over one year ago, the Genocide Prevention Task Force, a project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the US Institute of Peace, released a report detailing recommendations for US policymakers on preventing genocide. The report acknowledges that the current US government response to genocide and mass atrocities is ad hoc; there are no standing institutional mechanisms nor procedures for addressing potential and emerging crises.
- 01/09/2010Posted by:
5 years ago today, the 9th of January of 2005, Africa’s longest civil war came to an end: the armed and political giants of North and South Sudan signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Naivasha, Kenya.
5 years later, the 9th of January of 2010, none of the words in the title “Comprehensive Peace Agreement” have shown themselves on the ground:
Although it is the anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, comprehensive is not a word that should be used to describe the extent of peace in Sudan.
- 12/24/2009Posted by:
In this week's issue: the International Crisis Group releases a report warning of wider conflict in Sudan, ethnic ceasefire militias in Burma increase opium production to purchase weapons, and the Lord's Resistance Army threatens a repeat of last year's Christmas massacre in DR Congo
Areas of Concern
- 12/11/2009Posted by:
Earlier today, President Barack Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo City Hall. Recognizing the combined importance of nonviolence and military action to accomplishing and maintaining peace, President Obama emphasized the necessity of acting in accordance with international law.
- 12/04/2009Posted by:
In case you missed today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health - which included US Special Envoy General Scott Gration's first testimony before Congress since the release of the administration's Sudan policy - we've put together some highlights and a wrap-up of blogs, commentary, and news coverage.
- “Treat the Disease Not Just the Symptoms”: Current intervention efforts in DR Congo could benefit from genuine civilian protect11/30/2009Posted by:
The Fall 2009 Pledge2Protect conference held in Washington DC was off the hook; I have never been more proud of STAND. I was able to understand so much material, digest many perspectives and in the end left very educated, challenged and encouraged.
- 11/22/2009Posted by:
Yesterday, Representatives Jim McDermott (D-WA), Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Barney Frank (D-MA), introduced the Conflict Minerals Trade Act (H.R. 4128). If passed into law, the bill would help increase transparency in industries - i.e. the electronics industry - that are major consumers of minerals whose illegal trade is fueling ongoing conflict in eastern DR Congo.