- January 18, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
You can find a lot in the blogosphere and the Twittersphere: cat memes, celebrity gossip, and, increasingly, informative and influential discourse on human rights and U.S. foreign policy. If you're wondering who to follow in 2013 for the best news and analysis on issues related to atrocities prevention (which you probably are, otherwise you wouldn't be reading our blog!), we've got you covered. Below, find our list of the best blogs and Twitter users in the business.
- January 16, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Danny Hirschel-Burns, STAND Policy Analyst
In South Sudan’s Jonglei state, ethnic violence between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities is a constant characteristic of South Sudan’s internal instability. Along with many structural factors, weapons proliferation is a central cause of increasing conflict. The presence of numerous armed men have increased the casualty rates of cattle raids and undermined more cautious leadership.
- January 08, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
It’s 2013. For conflict analysts, the new year is a time for lists. In particular, those ubiquitous lists of “conflicts to watch,” which seem to pop up on the regular. While not “scientific,” per se, these lists provide a useful insight into policy priorities: both what policymakers are looking at, and what various organizations think they should be looking at.
- December 19, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
Last Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, CT, has sparked a recognizable groundswell of public support for renewed gun violence prevention efforts. This process should be familiar to atrocity prevention advocates who, in the aftermath of mass violence in Rwanda, Syria, or Sudan, look to the mantra of “never again” as a source of moral urgency.