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august 26th, 2015

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Saving South Sudan From Kleptocracy"

This op-ed, by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared on The Daily Beast.


South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds are wildly in favor of a return to deadly conflict. However, if the implementation of the agreement is seen as a chance to restart the construction of a viable state in the world’s newest country, dismantling the violent kleptocracy that it’s become since independence in 2011, then South Sudan has a chance for peace.

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july 20th, 2015

Introducing: The Sentry

Today, Not On Our Watch with its partner The Enough Project announce the launch of The Sentry, a new initiative seeking to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts.

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last updated november 2nd, 2009

november 2nd, 2009

A Look at Burma's History as Emerging Energy Supplier

"Sandwiched in between China and India, two of the world's biggest new sources of energy demand, Burma is believed to have significant untapped reserves of natural gas. But its tangled history of government restrictions and, more recently, allegations of human-rights violations have limited outside investment to develop its resources."

november 2nd, 2009

South Sudan Awaits Oil Bonanza

"In a village perched a difficult climb half-way up a steep mountain slope in South Sudan, a woman is grinding up leaves plucked from a tree.


The drab green powder--added to some water--will have to make do for lunch."

november 1st, 2009

South Sudan Leader Urges Split

"Southern Sudan leader Salva Kiir has made his strongest call for full independence when the region's status is decided at a referendum due in 2011."

november 1st, 2009

Sudanese Register for First Free Vote in 24 Years

"Sudanese began registering on Sunday for the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years, but opposition parties threatened to boycott the April poll unless democratic reforms are passed."

october 31st, 2009

Update: US to Send Top Envoys to Burma Next Week: Official

"Two senior US officials will travel to Burma next week in the latest move by President Barack Obama's administration to engage the reclusive military regime, the State Department said Friday."

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