A ‘spiraling’ Iraqi refugee crisis, exacerbated by closed borders and tightening admissions in the West, threatens Iraq’s economic and social stability.
Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group urges the United States to do more to assist Iraq's refugees in Jordan.
The millions of Iraqi refugees pouring into countries like Jordan and Syria are creating problems as pressure builds for the United States to grant more visas.
This research note from the Washington Institute concerns the growing Iraqi refugee crisis in Jordan. It says that the trickle of Iraqis seeking haven from the 2003 coalition invasion has become a torrent, straining social services, and aggravating economic and environmental problems such as unemployment, inflation, and water shortages.
This report from the International Committee of the Red Cross says that the humanitarian situation in Iraq is steadily worsening and it is affecting, directly or indirectly, all Iraqis.
A small African Union force has proven ineffective in the latest surge of violence against humanitarian workers and civilians in Sudan's Darfur region. A showdown is looming at the United Nations, where there are plans to send 17,000 peacekeepers.
David Rieff argues that Darfur demands a consensus from the international community on the topic of military intervention. David Rieff believes that humanitarian intervention in Darfur carries greater risks and costs than "human rightists" are willing to recognize.
Watch experts Roberta Cohen and Francis M. Deng outline their ideas for protecting the estimated 25 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the world as a result of civil war, ethnic strife, and human rights violations.
Roberta Cohen and Francis Deng discuss with Richard Haass their ideas for protecting the estimated 25 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the world as a result of civil war, ethnic strife, and human rights violations.
Whatever the outcome of the current round of peace negotiations between Sudan's government and rebel groups, the crisis in Darfur seems likely to drag on. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is planning a transition from AU peacekeepers to an expanded, UN-led force.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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