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Five Lessons for Afghanistan Mining Article

Five Lessons for Afghanistan Mining

Afghanistan's mineral deposits may not bring stability; look at what mining has done in eastern Congo, writes David Sullivan in Global Post.

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China’s Deadly Investments Article

China’s Deadly Investments

Tomorrow, China assumes the Presidency of the U.N. Security Council, a position that it last held in July 2007 when it led the authorization of a U.N. peacekeeping force for Darfur. At that time, Beijing appeared to be responding to a global campaign by activists, in advance of the Olympics, to shame China into using its influence to address human rights crises in locales in which it has significant economic investments. But China's actions have belied its rhetoric, and it has continued to protect its favorite deadly dictators in places like Darfur, Burma, and Zimbabwe. A revised strategy must put greater focus on China's wallet.

The Merits of Justice Report
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo speaks at a press conference on July 14 regarding the genocide charges he filed against Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. (AP/Fred Ernst)

The Merits of Justice

Holding people accountable for war crimes is not only the right thing to do from a moral perspective—it directly promotes peace and makes future abuses less likely.

John Norris, David Sullivan, John Prendergast