- May 22, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
In an opinion piece in U.S. News and World Report today, William J. Dobson of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace urges the Obama administration to stop dragging its feet on Darfur:
- May 11, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
In this week's issue: The government of Sudan announces its intentions to allow new aid groups into the country but obstructs a major Darfur civil society conference, tensions mount in the run-up to 2010 elections in Burma, and Congolese lawmakers pass a controversial amnesty law
- May 04, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
In this week's issue: conflicting accounts of the situation in Darfur, more insecurity in southern Sudan, and a worsening humanitarian situation in DRC
Featured: UNCHR reports that FDLR rebels are "on a rampage" against civilians in eastern Congo.
- May 01, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
The "Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008" was probably the most comprehensive piece of legislation ever passed aimed at wrangling Burma's military government. It tightened up a 2003 ban on importing Burmese rubies (and other gems), making it illegal to import rubies originally from Burma that have been processed, treated, or cut in other countries such as Thailand. Previously, the ban only restricted imports of rubies coming directly form Burma.
- April 28, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Like many of you, we've been pretty busy over the past 100 days at Stanford STAND. So for our Day 100 event we wanted to highlight what our community has been doing to push for change in Darfur in contrast with the Obama Administration has done in the same amount of time.
- April 24, 2009Posted by:Comments:2
Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where STAND housed its first National Student Conference in 2007. Throughout the course of the speech, President Obama cited inspiring acts of bravery and selflessness that had saved lives during the Holocaust, instances where regular people put their lives in jeopardy in order to hide those who were seeking refuge.
- April 21, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Tomorrow, Secretary Clinton will appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the foreign policy priorities of the Obama administration. Call members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and urge them to ask questions of the Secretary about Darfur. Here are some sample questions below: