John Prendergast explains why increased U.S. leadership is needed for an independence referendum in southern Sudan to succeed.
Michael Gerson argues that in light of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur's refugee camps, the international community faces a difficult choice: accept President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's decision to expel relief groups, or increase pressure on Sudan's regime at the risk of more short-term suffering and death.
CFR's Stewart Patrick and Kaysie Brown argue that the United States must take a hard line with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if it hopes to end the crisis in Darfur.
Micah Zenko argues that instituting a no-fly zone over Darfur is not the appropriate response to the ongoing genocide in Sudan.
Paul B. Stares and Alexander Noyes argue that "A conditional suspension of the ICC's warrant for Bashir is the best way to prevent a collapse of the CPA, protect those still in need, and force Khartoum to act toward ending the conflict in Darfur."
The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for abuses committed in Darfur. The historic move augurs further upheaval for troubled Sudan.
Michael Gerson weighs in on the International Criminal Court's indictment of Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the challenges that now fall on the Obama administration.
Edward Thomas reports on the need to broker a better Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan, the necessary role of the international community, and the potential ramifications of failure.
In Monday's roundup: Britain's foreign secretary in praise of liberal interventionism; Obama's task in Darfur; and the other Guantanamo Bay.
Sundaa A. Bridgett Jones argues, "relative calm in South Sudan is no reason to make nice with a war criminal."
Session Three of a Council on Foreign Relations Symposium on International Law and Justice: Evolving Norms and U.S. Responses.
Session Two of a Council on Foreign Relations Symposium on International Law and Justice: Evolving Norms and U.S. Responses.
Session One of a Council on Foreign Relations Symposium on International Law and Justice: Evolving Norms and U.S. Responses.
Listen to International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the Darfur case, with introductory remarks by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie.
This session was part of the CFR Symposium on International Law and Justice, which was made possible through the generous support of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
A move to indict Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir meets a sharp response from Arab and African leaders and raises questions about the future of Sudan's peace process.
A Gallup Poll shows that Sudanese are nearly three times more likely to hold "very unfavorable" opinions of the United States (37%) than of China (14%).
Renewed fighting in South Sudan has experts fearing a civil war that could spiral beyond Sudan's borders.
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