December 10, 2018

Archives for May 2009

Darfuri women: Nowhere to turn

A report released today by Physicians for Human Rights and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative documents “the scope and long-term impact of rape and other sexual violence experienced by women who fled attacks on their villages in Darfur and are now refugees in neighboring Chad.” The report is based on 88 in-depth interviews with women at […]

Why is our capacity to learn so limited?

I’ve spent the morning going over the 1999 Report of the UN Secretary General on the Fall of Srebrenica. I found it depressing when I first read it years ago, but re-reading it now in the context of writing my chapter on the passage of UN Res. 1706 (a.k.a. the “invites the consent” resolution) is […]

Questions for the advocacy community: Q3 – Eric Cohen

What are the costs/benefits of single issue advocacy? Does the focus on a single issue crowd out the potential to focus on structural changes that would be required to deal with both the single issue and other related issues? Some recent high-visibility discussions and critiques of the “save” Darfur movement focus on knowledge – Sudan […]

Reeves responds to Pronk’s “switch-out” deployment idea

FYI – I’ve just posted a comment Eric Reeves sent through: “Reply to Pronk’s UNMIS/UNAMID “switch-out” deployment plan”  You can read it in the comments below the Pronk podcast.

Abu Garda vs. Omar Al Bashir

Below I’ve (belatedly) written up some of the notes I took while attending Abu Garda’s first appearance before the ICC last week: May 18, 2009 There are two men. They are both Sudanese. They both have leadership positions. And they are both charged with serious crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). But that is […]

Questions for the Advocacy Community – Part III

In the final section of this series, advocates respond to the question: What are the costs/benefits of single issue advocacy? Does the focus on a single issue crowd out the potential to focus on structural changes that would be required to deal with both the single issue and other related issues? The question arises from […]

Questions for the advocacy community: Q3 – Alex de Waal

What are the costs/benefits of single issue advocacy? Does the focus on a single issue crowd out the potential to focus on structural changes that would be required to deal with both the single issue and other related issues? Alex de Waal: The big question facing the landmines campaign was how to relate to the […]

Questions for the advocacy community: Q3 – John Norris

What are the costs/benefits of single issue advocacy? Does the focus on a single issue crowd out the potential to focus on structural changes that would be required to deal with both the single issue and other related issues? John Norris: Much has been made over the influence of single issue advocacy and its supposed […]

Podcast from Sarajevo

This 35-minute podcast is what I would call an “audio postcard” from Sarajevo. As I make clear in the recording, I did not go to Sarajevo as part of my research – I went because friends from there had impressed upon me how beautiful it is, and so when I found some budget flights, I […]

What would you ask Zeid Al Sabban?

Zeid Al Sabban is Head of the African Affairs division at the League of Arab States. I’ll be speaking with him in Cairo early next month. He has just agreed “in principle” to do a podcast – it will just be contingent on timing. You have between now and June 6 to submit a question […]