Blood Phones and the Congo

Blood Phones and the Congo

The slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.

Next Steps on Congo

Next Steps on Congo

The Obama administration should begin implementing the Obama Law by appointing a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region.

Picturing Genocide

Picturing Genocide

Genocide is horrifying, but it’s not always a black-and-white issue.

Rwanda and the War on Terrorism

Rwanda and the War on Terrorism

A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined “national interests” – instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country – to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.