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.
On July 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will hold its first multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in four decades. Many hope this will be the country’s first fully democratic election, but a host of challenges—including infrastructure, security, and communication—have experts hoping the Congolese people will merely accept the election’s results.
To encourage the free flow of conversation, the 2011 Corporate Conference was entirely not-for-attribution; however, several conference speakers joined us for sideline interviews further exploring their areas of expertise.
Former Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin and Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence on the global economic outlook.
Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Edward Morse on energy geopolitics.
Additional conference videos include:
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
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
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More