Michael J. Gerson states that “deployment of UN troops is perhaps the last hope for the betrayed people of Darfur. And we cannot run again.”
Darfur online forum features a debate between Sudan experts Alex De Waal and John Prendergast.
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Darfur peace talks faltered this weekend. Delegates are scrambling to put them back on track, as violence continues in Darfur.
Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.
International attention is riveted on bringing Darfur’s rebel groups to the negotiating table. Meanwhile, peace in Sudan’s south appears increasingly fragile.
An increasingly chaotic political situation in Darfur may require a more inclusive round of negotiations than currently envisioned.
African countries are increasingly called upon to provide peacekeepers for conflicts on their continent, but they may be reaching the limits of their capacity.
Jane Holl Lute, assistant secretary-general for UN peacekeeping operations, says the joint United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur is an “unprecedented” operation and the full force will not be deployed until 2008.
After numerous failed peace attempts, Cote d’Ivoire forged a “homegrown” peace agreement this spring, raising questions about the role of international mediators in Africa peace processes.
While attention is focused on deploying UN peacekeepers to Darfur, most experts say a negotiated peace agreement remains the only way to settle the crisis.
Sudan’s acceptance of a hybrid UN/AU force in Darfur may allow diplomatic efforts to turn toward long-neglected peace negotiations, but there is little consensus on the way forward.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour discusses the functioning of her office within the United Nations and how it is working to prevent mass atrocities.
Sudan’s U.S. ambassador says Western states need to give the National Unity Government space to solve the Darfur crisis.
President Bush ups pressure on the Sudanese government with new economic sanctions but it remains unclear how much leverage the United States has on its own.
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