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Afghan Women at a Crossroads

Posted August 1, 2011 | 13:19:30 (EST)

KABUL - The mood was tense this Saturday at the Kabul Senerena Hotel, where leading Afghan women gathered to prepare for the daunting challenge that awaits them now that the official countdown to the withdrawal of international forces has begun.

"I am deeply worried," said Samira Hamidi, the leader of...

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Mission Creep in the Congo

Posted September 21, 2010 | 14:57:48 (EST)

Yet again the United Nations has confessed to a serious and embarrassing failure to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - the main reason of its deployment of 17,000 peacekeeping troops to the region. Unless the UN is prepared to adapt its mission there to the realities...

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Beyond Outrage -- Bringing Sexual Terrorists to Justice

Posted August 26, 2010 | 13:35:04 (EST)

NEW YORK - The United Nations' recent pledge to combat sexual violence in conflict zones was put to the test once again this month, with the mass rape of at least 154 women in Eastern Congo. And once again the UN is failing that test.

It is not for...

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