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    • Op-Ed

    Message to the US Congress: It's the World, Stupid

    Time and again, US officials have stated that they do not want America to become the policeman of the world. Yet the one institution that can help the United States from being placed in that role-the United Nations-has been treated shabbily by the United States. The United States must re-affirm the UN’s mission with concrete action, beginning with the payment of long-overdue UN dues.

    • Op-Ed

    Democratic Reversals

    • Marina Ottaway
    • July 01, 2000
    • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

    Democratic transformations are never simple, linear processes. If it wants to promote democracy, the international community will have to accept the messy, compromise–driven policymaking process with which the citizens of democratic countries are familiar.

    • Event

    Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s

    During the 1990s, more than fifty new episodes of sanctions occurred. The conventional wisdom is that sanctions are ineffective and merely serve to placate public demands for action. David Cortright and George Lopez presented the findings of their book, The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s, which develops a set of criteria for judging the full impact of sanctions.

    • Op-Ed

    Think Again: Africa

    Much of the world sees Africa as one of two extremes. Either it is a continent beset by genocidal warfare, corrupt leaders, and rampant poverty or it is a region that is about to enter a renaissance. But Africa is neither on the verge of widespread anarchy nor at the dawn of democratic and economic renewal.

    • Event

    New Wars and New Leaders in Africa

    Face-to-Face Discussion moderated by Ambassador Donald McHenry, Georgetown University. Featured speakers included Princeton University Professor Jeffrey I. Herbst and Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Marina Ottaway.

    • Op-Ed

    Personal View: Keep Out of Africa

    For lasting peace, the colonial powers must leave the warring nations of Africa to find their own solutions: most conflicts are about internal failure, not simple border quarrels.

    • Event

    What Kabila is Hiding: Civilian Killings and Impunity in the Congo

    The Carnegie Endowment hosted a breakfast briefing with representatives from Human Rights Watch Africa.

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