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Donors Push Burundi To The Brink As “La Crise” Deepens

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.04.2016 | World

Burundi is at a violent crossroads. The current crisis begs the question of how the situation can be de-escalated without being exacerbated. Many look...

Our Thoughts Are With Paris, But Let Us Not Forget Lebanon

Zeena Saifi | Posted 12.04.2016 | Media
Zeena Saifi

As heartbreaking as the Paris massacre was, I wish Europeans knew that the night of November 13th has been every single night for the lives of Syrian refugees. But I guess it only matters when your country's flag colors can manage to get plastered on everyone's Facebook page.

Who Is the International Community?

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Americans need to stop looking at foreign policy the way they look at baseball. Baseball's greatest championship may be called be the World Series, but everyone knows it's really American. Likewise, when we think of the "international community," we imagine people that think like us.

Why #Beijing20 Matters to Every One of Us and How to Start Taking Action for Gender Equality in Your Everyday Life

Erin Stein | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Erin Stein

On September 5th and every day afterwards remember that there are no human rights that "they" are denied that "we" enjoy, be that defined by gender or geography. When it comes to humanity, we are them and they are us.

Report: Afghan Government Is Abandoning Women's Rights Defenders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Afghanistan's government and the international community are abandoning women's rights defenders in the country, Amnesty International warned in a sca...

ISIL: The Second Coming

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Mohammed Fairouz

The worst way to follow the disastrous foreign policy of George W. Bush's era may be with a disaffected administration that seems to be uninterested in forming a coherent and strong U.S. outlook on the world. This is bad timing as the stakes couldn't be higher.

Ukraine Fights Where It Should Not; With Armed Means Neither Effective Nor Strategic

Maciej Bartkowski | Posted 04.10.2015 | World
Maciej Bartkowski

The choice of methods that favored strategic nonviolent resistance in confronting brutal adversaries ultimately increased the chances of these nations to prevail and usher them into successful democratic transition.

In Darfur: The Rape of Halima

Eric Reeves | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

As the violence in Darfur accelerated through 2004 and beyond, it became increasingly clear that twelve-year-old girls, indeed all girls and women, were being targeted by the Arab militia forces of the Khartoum regime--the Janjaweed--as a deliberate tactic in a genocidal counter-insurgency campaign.

The Central African Republic's Future Depends on New York and Washington

Florent Geel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Florent Geel

A United Nations peace-keeping mission for Central Africa? This is the ultimate question for the US and the international community as a whole as talks launched in New York on March 6 wend their way to a vote.

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

The International Community's 'Responsibility to Protect' Should Include Climate Change

Brian Seavitt | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Brian Seavitt

The international community is still largely ignoring one of the most crucial human security issues of the 21st century: global warming.

Ghulam Azam's Verdict: Initial Thoughts

William Nicholas Gomes | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
William Nicholas Gomes

The outrageous levels of corruption, bias, and falsification within the tribunal have resulted in a complete betrayal of this ideal, and Bangladesh must now live with the consequences of this botched process.

The Need to Protect Democracy in Mali

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Morton H. Halperin

The international community must do everything in its power to reverse the coup d'état in Mali for the sake of the Malian people, for the future of democracy in West Africa and to strengthen the global norm against recognizing governments arising from military coups against democratic regimes.

Democracy and Syria's Three Scenarios

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The people of Syria have lost hope in the international community. They have come to believe that they have been abandoned by the international community in their efforts to turn the current autocratic regime in Syria into a democratic system.

The International Community and How Syria's Civil War Differs

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although Iran, Iraq and Lebanon have taken almost the same position in warning about the possibility of civil war in case of the ouster of Assad, they have different concerns and objectives in regard with this issue.

Getting it Right After Gaddafi

Peter Blair | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Peter Blair

Given the hierarchical authoritarianism of the Gaddafi government I hope that the NTC will consider working with the civil servants who only worked for his repressive regime because there was no other option.

Teaching During Terror: Bombing Shakes Israel's Capital

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

We Jerusalem teachers continue on regularly with lessons, as terror continues to strike at southern Israel. The transition from relative quiet to unrest can engulf cities in different parts of this country within a day.

Making Government Work Can Transform Africa

Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blair

The international development community needs to find new ways to support leaders in Africa to do the right thing. No leader deserves a blank check, but it is not enough for us to just say that Africa needs more Mandelas and fewer Mobutus.

Prevention Is Better Than Post-Conflict Catch-Up

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Violence is the antithesis of development. It tears down what's been built up. It destroys lives, shortens horizons, and inflicts huge psychological and physical pain.

Is Somaliland One of Africa's Most Vibrant Democracies?

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

This week Somalia marked its 50th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. It could not have been celebrated more differently in the north and...

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

Only a New Global System Can Handle a World of Explosive Risk

Ian Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Goldin

One lesson from the financial crisis is inescapable -- that the world's governing bodies, from the UN to the World Bank, from the G20 to the IMF, can no longer cope with systemic risks of these kinds.

A New Paradigm for Engaging Somalia

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Voices of reason are becoming more audible against the current chaos. More and more Somalis are coming to realize that the path ahead leads nowhere except the assured suicide of a nation.

Where There's a Will There's a Won't

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Mo Hanan

When did viewing the world with a sense of wonder at its marvels and goodwill toward its occupants ever feel unnatural? It's the most natural state on earth.

Brits on Edge of Seat Too

Bruna Zanelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruna Zanelli

With only a few days left, many Brits are just as focused on the U.S. presidential election as Americans.