Post Tagged with: "genocide"

Rwanda: A Country Still in Need

Rwanda: A Country Still in Need

April 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 04/08/14 By Michael Shank and Innocent Rugaragu Twenty years ago this week, an estimated 1 million Rwandans were killed in that country’s genocide. Needless to say, the post-genocide era has been difficult and pregnant with fears and hopes. Had the leadership at the time – […]

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U.S. Must Act Now Over Central African Republic

U.S. Must Act Now Over Central African Republic

November 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

CNN 11/22/13 By Michael Shank and Madeline Rose Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Madeline Rose is legislative associate for foreign policy at FCNL. The views expressed are their own. Despite dire warnings of anarchy, mass violence, and potential genocide, […]

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Stop Atrocities Before They Start

Stop Atrocities Before They Start

April 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

CNN 04/26/13 By Michael Shank and Madeline Rose One year ago this week, President Barack Obama launched the Atrocities Prevention Board to find ways to get ahead of the kind of crisis we’re seeing in Syria, and the kind we witnessed in Darfur and Rwanda. The board’s aim is to […]

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Why Not Firm Call for UN Reform?

Why Not Firm Call for UN Reform?

May 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 05/16/08 By Michael Shank Sir, Heavy on protestation, light on substance, Robert Kagan’s call for a concert of democratic countries begs a hypothetical test run (“The case for a league of democracies”, May 14). Test three of the globe’s burning blisters – genocide, climate change and human rights […]

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Steer Concerned Celebrities Instead of Stifling Them

Steer Concerned Celebrities Instead of Stifling Them

November 1, 2007 at 9:56 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 11/01/07 By Michael Shank Sir, Gideon Rachman (“The aid crusade and Bono’s brigade”, October 30) has it right: it is better to have rock stars roiling for debt relief than resorting to hotel room romping. Yet Mr Rachman sides with the cynics on celebrity campaigning by taking issue […]

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