Protracted Refugee Situations: Stuck in Limbo

June 20, 2013

Refugees are increasingly spending more than five years in exile. Host countries and the international community need to deal with the implications of this development. The question of how to treat people who have fled their homes has been around for quite some time. However, a fairly recent...

Congo Brigade Could Be Twenty-First Century Game-Changer

April 08, 2013

At the end of March, with scarcely a ripple in the public consciousness, a new initiative was quietly launched that could profoundly alter the world's international security landscape for decades ahead. Before recessing for the Christian holy days, the United Nations Security Council approved,...

Sexual Violence in the DRC: What Good is the Dodd-Frank Act?

September 10, 2012

By Carol Mann and Alphonse Maindo Legislation to regulate mining in the DRC may be a step in the right direction, but many problems remain. The pervasive militarism, prevalent sexual violence and vast mineral wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are linked. It was with this in...