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.
Lee Seymour, of the German Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, argues that events in Darfur may weaken the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and lead to a collapse of Sudan's tenuous peace settlement.
CFR.org’s latest Crisis Guide examines the tragedy in Sudan’s Darfur region. Introduced through a compelling multimedia essay comprised of original and some never-before-seen footage from seven of the world’s leading photojournalists, Crisis Guide: Darfur depicts the human, political, military, and historical realities in the region, and provides links to deeper resources from the Council’s think tank and other organizations around the world.
CFR.org's Emmy Award-winning multimedia exploration of the crisis in Darfur and its policy implications.
International efforts have focused on getting UN peacekeepers into Darfur. But what about a peace agreement?
As the one-year anniversary of the Darfur peace agreement approaches, the Sudanese president agrees to a partial deployment of UN troops but many wonder if it just another diplomatic feint.
U.S. Special Envoy Andrew Natsios says there is a risk of new large-scale bloodletting in Darfur unless peace talks intensify and peacekeepers are deployed.
Ban Ki-moon travels to the African Union summit in the hopes of convincing Sudan to accept an AU-UN force in Darfur.
This report argues that the new UN secretary-general should take the General Assembly's endorsement of responsibility to protect as a mandate and as a mission statement. And the United States and others must take steps to bolster UN action and be available when the UN is not.
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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.
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