Macron’s Campaign to Reveal France’s Historical Sins

March 29, 2021

One of the worst humanitarian disasters of the past 30 years took place in 1994 in Rwanda. Approximately 800,000 people died in a genocidal campaign led by the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority. The rampage began after Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down. The Hutus...

Looking for Peace on a Forgotten Island in DRC

November 15, 2016

An island on Lake Kivu provides a sanctuary from war in the region. It only takes one hour to reach the island of Idjwi by speedboat that sails between two of the main cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) South Kivu region, Goma and Bukavu. The lush green landscapes and relaxed,...

The Last of the Red Lines

September 05, 2013

With a heightened sense of urgency to act on Syria, Washington is resorting to moral arguments. What appears to have been a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, has made a potential US-led military strike against the Syrian government a very real possibility. Shocking videos...

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...