- 03/23/2010Posted by:
The only word I can think of that could encompass our trip to Burma is “overpowering.” Before the trip, I had spent a lot of time researching, learning, and writing about the conflict. I was fascinated by it and compelled to teach others about it, but at such a great distance, with so little contact with actual people affected by it, I had a hard time relating to it on a deeper level than intellectual interest and sympathy for the suffering people whose stories I had read.
- 03/22/2010Posted by:
- 03/22/2010Posted by:
Last week's discussion topic was Sudan's elections. The trivia asked what Sudanese will vote for in the upcoming elections. The answer is that they will vote for president of the republic and semi-autonomous south as well as for national, southern, and state legislative assemblies.
- 03/15/2010Posted by:
Last week's discussion topic focused on the fifth chapter of the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) Report, employing military options. While the GPTF report emphasizes the immense importance of prevention, to assume that preventive measures will be successful is to be unprepared for the instance of their failure.
- 03/15/2010Posted by:TRIVIAQ: What will citizens be voting for in Sudan's April 2010 elections?DISCUSSION
In countries emerging from violent conflict, the international community has presented free and fair elections as the mechanism for establishing legitimate and stable government.
- 03/13/2010Posted by:
In this week's issue: The Enough Project reports that the LRA may be operating in Darfur to seek protection from the Sudanese military; UN Special Rapporteur recommended the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry in Burma; one of FARDC's most abusive commanders continues to receive supplies from the UN03/08/2010Posted by:TRIVIA
What are the challenges to employing military options for genocide prevention? Name two.
Hint: You’ll find the answer in the following discussion guide.03/08/2010Posted by:
In this week's issue: after JEM rebels and the Sudanese government signed a framework agreement, clashes and instability remain; Tensions are rising between the Burmese military and Karen Independence Organization and troops are being deployed; Global Witness is pushing the EU to exclude imports of Congo's conflict minerals03/03/2010Posted by:
On March 4th, I’m going to the Thai-Burma border, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Before I applied to be STAND’s Burma education coordinator, I didn’t know much about the country. Even though I’d been involved in STAND for a few years, I hadn’t paid much attention to it, and I don’t think I’m the only one. This was partially because it gets almost no attention in US media, and partially my own fault for not trying to educate myself – it just didn’t interest me.