In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."
Living right by the beach in Southern California, I hear the word "radical" quite often. Sometime, since it's such a long word, it gets cut down to the even cooler three letters, "rad."
How can this Sudanese "Wannsee Conference"--made public by virtue of the leaked minutes of this extraordinary meeting--not be the occasion for the most robust warning to Khartoum not to pursue this campaign of starvation and ethnic annihilation?
The world has decided that attention is more warranted elsewhere than in Darfur and the other deeply impoverished and malnourished populations of Sudan. But it is shameful in the extreme for the UN to make it impossible for us to judge just how living conditions in Darfur really are -- statistically speaking.
Attacks on unarmed and innocent civilians continue to be a daily reality, without any end in sight. It's difficult to escape the conclusion that Darfur is the genocide that people got tired of. A terrible epitaph in the wake of so many impassioned declarations of "never again."
The advance of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has all but wiped out some of the most ancient Christian communities. Some of the most important early Christian manuscripts which resided in monasteries there have been burned.
Hey everyone, remember Darfur? The massive murder, rape and torture of tens of thousands pf civilians by the government and their agents was termed a ...
We need much more than dueling hashtags and op-ed columnists debating rape on the Internet. We need a serious deconstruction of real numbers in real time.
Last week, a woman gave birth while chained to a prison wall in Sudan. But as soon as baby Maya is weaned, her mother will hang for the crime of "apostasy." But President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are silent.
As the president of Jewish World Watch, I encounter one question, again and again. This question can creep up slowly in conversation. Others convey the sentiment more bluntly.
Remembering is just the beginning. As we prepare to celebrate Passover next week, we pause to reflect upon the bitterness of tyranny, the taste of freedom and the universal longing for human dignity.
Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?
Although 2 degrees Celsius of warming is widely considered to be the upper safe limit, such a temperature rise will usher in changes not seen for some 115,000 years.
At the international level, if those who promote and organize atrocities on both side of a conflict are not subject to accountability, the message of impunity to the citizens of that country undermines the establishment of a peaceful and well-functioning society.
Such attitudes do much to explain why a year after the film festival millions of Sudanese continue to face not only relentless aerial bombardment, but severe deprivation and increasingly, in all three regions, the threat of catastrophic mortality from malnutrition and disease.
The UN must support its own soldiers in Central African Republic and the existing force in Darfur when they try to do their job. Otherwise, why do we bother to extend this false hope to civilians facing ethnic cleansing? The answer, of course, is that sending Blue Helmets makes us feel better.