Blocking Palestinian Statehood

Blocking Palestinian Statehood

The Obama administration looks particularly bad, having spent so much diplomatic energy throughout the Arab Spring pledging to realign U.S. interests in the Middle East with American values of freedom, justice, and dignity.

The Politics of Simulopting

Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Barack Obama has adopted the Kennedy practice to guard himself from political defeat by trying to look tough in the pursuit of war.

Film: Crisis In The Congo; Uncovering The Truth

Film: Crisis In The Congo; Uncovering The Truth

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth exposes the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.

On the Eve of Obama’s Middle East Speech

On the Eve of Obama’s Middle East Speech

President Obama has the chance to completely retool U.S. policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring – but it doesn’t look likely that he will.

Briefing on the UN Mapping Exercise Report

Briefing on the UN Mapping Exercise Report

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) released the official “Report of the Mapping Exercise” in October 2010. The report documents “the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003”. U.S. tax dollars fund U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda, which are deeply implicated in these mass atrocities, crimes against humanity, war crimes and possibly genocide in the Congo.

Town Hall Meeting: Egypt on the Brink

Town Hall Meeting: Egypt on the Brink

Egypt is the most important strategic Arab ally for the United States. However, events in Tunisia have started a domino effect in the Arab world.

WikiLeaks: Caveat Lector

Keep these questions in mind when reading the cache of leaked State Department cables.

New Hope to Stop Violence against Women

Pending legislation would place efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women at the center of the U.S. foreign policy and international aid agenda.

Rattling Democracy in Latin America

Ecuador’s recent crisis proves that a decisive and unified response from the international community can help determine the outcome of an illegitimate coup.