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Jerry Fowler

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Presidential Silence in Beijing

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 9:56 AM

Less than a month after his Administration proclaimed in its new strategy for Sudan that "American leadership is essential to a more effective multilateral approach," President Obama left China early this morning without any public reference to having brought up Sudan with his hosts. There were background statements...

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China: Obama's Test

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 11:06 PM

As President Obama travels to China this week, he unquestionably has a full plate of priorities to discuss with the Chinese government. The economy, trade wars, nuclear proliferation, and security cooperation will all receive significant amounts of attention, as well they should. Some commentators are describing the president's trip to...

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Now We Need Presidential Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 4:31 PM

Now that the dust is settling from the release of the Obama administration's Sudan strategy we can begin to assess the landscape. The greatest virtues of the strategy are that it lays out the path the administration intends to follow and provides a basis for the advocacy community to...

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President Obama Must Address Sudan at the UN General Assembly

(3) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 5:49 PM

By Jerry Fowler, president, Save Darfur Coalition; Haggag Nayel, secretary general, Arab Coalition for Darfur; and Dismas Nkunda, co-chair, Darfur Consortium

While President Barack Obama will speak to a number of pressing global issues when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly tomorrow, one topic he cannot neglect is Sudan....

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In Search of Peace

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 4:13 PM

This week begins a crucial chapter in furthering a necessary response to the genocide in Darfur. The U.S. House and Senate will hold four hearings on Wednesday and Thursday of this week -- undoubtedly, the most consequential in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, where U.S. Special Envoy to...

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The Candidates Will Be a Voice

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 5:18 PM

Throughout this election, both John McCain and Barack Obama promised action in Darfur. On January 20, Barack Obama must be prepared to deliver on that promise.

Over the last few months -- in debates, stump speeches and interviews -- the presidential and vice-presidential candidates have spoken about America's responsibility...

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