May 23, 2014North Korea
Roberta Cohen is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, specializing in human rights and humanitarian issues. “Now is the time to act,” the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Huma…
May 9, 2019Sudan
While the Sudanese military expelled President Omar al-Bashir from office, the people of Sudan are ultimately responsible for toppling his regime, and the leaders of the protest movement have promised not to let up until civilian rule is secured. They well know that any persistence of military control represents a continuation of the Bashir regime, and in particular, the Arabic-speaking population’s monopoly of power.
March 3, 2019North Korea
President Trump’s walk away from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being compared to President Reagan’s walk away from the 1986 Reykjavik summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev …
March 1, 2019Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Teaching Notes for Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, written by CFR Senior Fellow Thomas J. Bollyky, in which he traces the rise and fall of infectious disease and the challenges and opportunities that unprecedented health achievements pose for our future.
February 8, 2019Democratic Republic of Congo
In the daily Africa in Transition blog, on February 6, 2019, Ambassador Michelle Gavin, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program, harshly criticized the United States government’s policy toward the December 2018 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
December 27, 2018Cameroon
Cameroon is spiraling downward, with fighting between rebels in the Anglophone regions (the Northwest and Southwest regions) and President Paul Biya’s security forces intensifying.
October 31, 2016Conflict Prevention
I spoke with Dara Kay Cohen, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, about her book, Rape During Civil War. To better understand this underexamined wartime atrocity, Dara buil…