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The Counterinsurgency Debate: A Tale of Two Countries

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2009 | 10:18 AM

How do you defeat a dangerous insurgent group that has embedded itself within a civilian population? This vexing question is at the center of the ongoing debate over the counterinsurgency approach in Afghanistan -- a conversation that plays itself out at the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department,...

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The United States and Egypt: A Common Cause in Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2009 | 10:41 AM

This post was co-authored by Maggie Fick, policy assistant at the Enough Project.

The top agenda items for today's White House meeting between President Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are not a surprise; Middle East peace and combating extremism are the shared preoccupations that define U.S.-Egyptian relations. Yet...

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Abyei: A Harbinger for Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 11:38 AM

This post was co-authored by Enough Project researcher Maggie Fick and originally appeared on Reuters AlertNet

Reactions to yesterday's ruling on the status of Sudan's disputed Abyei region will serve as a barometer of each side's willingness to take concrete steps toward peace and tell us a lot...

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The Next Catastrophe in the Congo

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2009 | 10:23 AM

Co-authored with Rebecca Feeley, the Enough Project's researcher in eastern Congo

While the world laments the plight of Pakistani and Sri Lankan civilians caught between government offensives and repugnant armed groups, a similar scenario is unfolding without much international notice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congolese army,...

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Some early thoughts on Obama's legacy in Africa

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2009 | 4:16 PM

A lasting legacy for Obama in Africa ought not to be defined by a single issue or set of issues, but by the arrival of Africa as an equal partner and important player in global affairs.

As the son of an African, President Obama could have a truly transformative effect...

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Darfur: Searching for a Peace Process

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2008 | 9:12 AM

To anyone tracking the international community's muddled efforts to broker peace in Darfur, last week's decision to appoint a new mediator, Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole, is welcome news. But it is only a small first step in building a peace process that can end more than five years...

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