Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 07:12
Violence in the Darfur region of Sudan’s far west continues unabated. Some 450,000 persons were displaced in 2014 and another 100,000 in January 2015 alone, adding to some two million long-term internally displaced persons (IDPs) since fighting erupted in 2003. The government remains wedded to a military approach and reluctant to pursue a negotiated national solution that would address all Sudan’s conflicts at once and put the country on the path of a democratic transition.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 07:12
The USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier and guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy are arriving just as two Iranian warships have taken up position in the Gulf of Aden, heightening tensions between the two rivals just as fighting between Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and Yemeni forces supported by Saudi Arabia and other American allies intensifies.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:46
America and Europe should adopt policies that make it clear to Putin and (perhaps more importantly) his associates that they can either continue to enjoy the enormous wealth they have stored up in the West, or they can continue trying to expand Russian influence forcefully. But they can’t do both.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:47
Rival Central African Republic (CAR) groups have signed a ceasefire deal in an effort to provide the country with a political solution. The agreements aim to end years of fighting involving mostly Muslim Seleka and mostly Christian Anti-Balaka coalition groups, as well as government forces. There will be a second round of talks between the two leaders in Nairobi, but no timeframe has been given.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:56
The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) continue to support a process of National Dialogue in Sudan. A comprehensive and inclusive National Dialogue remains the best opportunity to achieve a representative political system, and to confront fundamental issues of governance, political inclusiveness, resource sharing, identity, and social equality.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 06:48
Last week President Salva Kiir of South Sudan rejected all the main proposals put forward by the African Union to bring peace to Africa’s newest state. According to the author of the article, "this means war".
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 06:49
Under pressure from al-Bashir, the U.N. opened talks this month with Sudan on a plan for a large peacekeeping mission to leave Darfur. The Security Council on Tuesday will discuss the troubled mission and how its eventual departure will affect a civil war that once drew the world's outrage.
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 06:52
Prospects for an inclusive national dialogue President Omar al-Bashir promised in January 2014 are fading, making a soft-landing end to Sudan’s crises more doubtful. Sceptics who warned that the ruling party was unwilling and unable to make needed concessions have been vindicated.Unless both sides give ground, a continuation of intense war and humanitarian crises is inevitable.
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:20
Tthe United States and its allies suddenly feel an urgent impulse to do something about Libya — yet none among them seems capable of coming up with a coherent strategy. Is the international community really prepared to allow the emergence of a series of jihadist statelets right off the southern coast of Europe?
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:34
The resolution process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is becoming more actual requiring more involvement of the world's influential organizations amid the recent Armenia-triggered skirmishes on the contact line and border of the two neighboring countries.