New Digital Security Guide for Environmental Rights Defenders

(Guest Post by Samuel Maina. Samuel Maina is a Kenyan communications consultant & digital security trainer. He is the founder of Kijani Media and a blogger.)

Security Council Meets on MH13 Disaster. What’s Next?

Security Council met today in an emergency session about the MH17 disaster.  The meeting offered a first glimpse of the potential diplomatic fallout of this crisis.

Empiricism and the Ukraine Crisis

Who shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine? Given the technology required to strike a commercial airline flying at high altitude, we may know the answer soon enough.
But finding out who did this is only half the struggle.

Why the Security Council Won’t Authorize a Peacekeeping Mission for CAR

Things are bad in the Central African Republic. But will the UN Security Council approve a peacekeeping mission to help transform the conflict?

Here’s How Much The International Community Cares About Syria

By the end of the day today we will have  a good sense of how much the international community really cares about Syrians suffering from conflict.

How to End the South Sudan Conflict

Author Rebecca Hamilton did not want to call the crisis in South Sudan a “civil war”–not yet, at least. But in this clip below we discuss what it will take to bring a near and long term political solution to the desperate situation there.

UN Peacekeepers Protecting Civilians in South Sudan

South Sudan is in free fall. But things could be much, much worse if not for the presence of some 8,000 UN Peacekeepers currently deployed as part of the UN Mission in South Sudan.

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