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Hollywood's Double Standard on Darfur

Rafael Medoff | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rafael Medoff

George Clooney brought his admirable fight for human rights in Sudan to Washington this week. Yet somehow the one political leader whom Clooney has a chance of influencing, the one who is in the best position to make a difference in Sudan, escaped the actor's attention.

Will Adam Bush Have Died in Vain?

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

The international community, in its desire to focus on the upcoming referendum, is offering its approval for a government strategy that will likely lead to more suffering among the displaced.

Note to Sherrod: Kick the Tires of Vilsack's Offer of "Unique Opportunity"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

When you hear the words "unique opportunity" as a qualifier before a government job, then be sure you can and should demand "your own budget."

A House Divided on Sudan?

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

It seems clear that the committee meeting on Sudan failed to produce a clear verdict on the direction of policy or the balance between incentives and pressures that should be used in dealing with Sudan.

Sudan Score Card

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

Over the last nine months, the Sudan policy review has taken on something of a mythical air.

The Fierce Urgency of Implementation: Obama's New Sudan Policy

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

The U.S. must lead internationally in developing a coalition of countries that can help the people of Sudan find a just and sustainable peace, and the administration will be rightly evaluated by whether it meets its goals.

The War in Darfur Is Not Over

John Prendergast | Posted 10.07.2009 | World
John Prendergast

The reality of Darfur's continuing strife does a disservice to the ongoing efforts to keep this issue burning brightly for the policymakers and diplomats who have so far failed to help end the crisis.

Honey for Sudan's President?

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

'You catch more bears with honey.' As others have noted, that is a perfectly pleasant world view in the abstract, but let's not forget that we are talking about a government headed by an indicted war criminal.

Sudan Not A State Sponsor Of Terrorism: Obama Sudan Envoy

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's special envoy to Sudan said Thursday that there is no evidence to back up the U.S. designation of Sudan as...

In Search of Peace

Jerry Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerry Fowler

This week begins a crucial chapter in furthering a necessary response to the genocide in Darfur.

Obama's Darfur Promise

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Darfuris, who named babies after Obama and waited hopefully for him to take office, feel understandably abandoned.

Darfur Advocates: Obama Has No Clear Policy

AP | WILLIAM C. MANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Human rights groups working to end the dying in Darfur fear for the survival of 2.5 million people huddled in refugee camps if the ...

Obama Can Make a Difference in Darfur

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In an op-ed appearing this month in The Wall Street Journal, Sojourners President Jim Wallis and I argue that President Barack Obama should now move t...

Parsing Gration in Darfur

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

Commitments by the Arab League to increase spending on humanitarian relief in Darfur are entirely rhetorical. Officials acknowledge that there is no mechanism for tracking the delivery of such commitments.

J. Scott Gration: Special Envoy To Sudan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says President Barack Obama has chosen retired Air Force Gen. J. Scott Gration to be a special env...