Michael J. Gerson discusses the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army Leader, Joseph Kony; his crimes against humanity; and the quest to find him.
Michael Gerson discusses how eastern Congo, "a vacuum of sovereignty," will be a challenge for President-elect Obama.
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Michael Gerson describes the dire scenes in the Congo.
Lawlessness in eastern Congo has reached a critical juncture. Analysts fear the crisis in the enormous country, which borders nine others, could spread across the region.
Anthony Gambino, an expert on the Democratic Republic of Congo, discusses the recent escalation in conflict in eastern Congo and the necessity of training a professional Congolese army.
This report lays out a thoughtful agenda for U.S. policy toward the Democratic Republic of Congo, arguing that what happens there should matter to the United States—for humanitarian reasons as well as economic and strategic ones.
Rebecca Feeley, a researcher for the ENOUGH Project based in eastern Congo, discusses continuing conflict in the country and the motives of its most powerful rebel group.
In August 2008, violence re-erupted in Congo's North Kivu province. This multimedia presentation brought to you by the International Crisis Group highlights the most recent developments in the region, and provides background to the current crisis.
A report on how the deforestation, logging, poaching and other human influcences are ruining the Congo, and what humanity should do to stop it.
Mauro de Lorenzo, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the roots of the conflict in Eastern Congo and what is needed to resolve it.
The volatile mixture of government troops, rebels, and lawlessness in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province threatens to draw in neighboring states and destabilize the region.
Michael Gerson writes that, “by one estimate, 27,000 women and girls were raped in eastern Congo in 2006. The hospital has seen victims as young as 3.”
Michael Gerson writes that “ending the war in Congo is likely to require both toughness and generosity.”
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With the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo set to expire this month, security sector reform is in shambles and the situation in the east remains volatile.
The International Criminal Court looks set to begin its first-ever trial involving a case of child soldiers in the Congo, while in neighboring Uganda, calls for the Court to drop its indictments have called its authority into question.
Congo's Sunday votes in parliamentary and second-round presidential elections went off relatively well, though the fault line between the country’s vast west and its mineral-rich east could complicate any result.
Jason Stearns of the International Crisis Group discusses the second-round presidential elections in Congo and the role the international community should take in the country going forward.
Amid fears about security, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's first election in four decades proceeded smoothly with strong voter turnout. While it seems to have been a success, votes won't be tallied for a few weeks, and some are concerned that the Congolese people may not accept the election's results.
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.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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