- 03/08/2010Posted 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 minerals
- 03/03/2010Posted 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.
- 03/02/2010Posted by:
Just over one week since JEM rebels signed a ceasefire with the Sudanese government and President Bashir declared that the war in Darfur is over and released 57 JEM rebels from prison, there ar
- 03/02/2010Posted by:
In a chillingly reprehensible op-ed for the New York Times on Feb. 18, Lara Dadkhah, an unidentified defense analyst, argued that the United States and NATO are placing an “overemphasis on civilian protection” in Afghanistan. She called for the use of more airpower to protect U.S. troops and defeat the Taliban.
- 02/23/2010Posted by:
Trivia: What human rights violations do the Rohingya face at the hands of the Burmese regime? What violations do the Karen face?
Answer: For the Rohingya, your answer could have included the denial of citizenship, arbitrary taxation, land confiscation, forced eviction, and forced labor. For the Karen, your answer could have included forced labor, forced relocation, extrajudicial killings, and rape at the hands of Burmese soldiers02/22/2010Posted by:
In this week's issue: Seven UNAMID police officers were injured in an ambush; over 900 Karen have returned to Burma from a refugee camp on the border of Thailand; Women were executed and abducted in an FDLR attack in Congo
Weekly News Brief, February 12 through 19, compiled by Joshua Kennedy at GI-Net and the STAND E-team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to weekly mailings with news briefs, trivia, and a discussion guide.
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