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Lauren Jenkins is the National Coordinator for the Education for Peace in Iraq Center where she works on post-conflict peacebuilding issues. She writes about national security at her blog International Development Without Pity.

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A Scene Reminiscent of the Somalia Famine…But Taking Place in South Sudan

Displaced and vulnerable civilians without adequate food starving because humanitarian relief can’t reach them; it’s not just a scene from the terrible famine in Somalia, it’s also happening in South Sudan.


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Sudan Needs to Stop Harassing UN Peacekeepers To Death

Sudan is looking for an excuse to kick the UN out of the country. It can’t be allowed to manufacture one.


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Why We Need an International Treaty on Private Military Contractors

Private military contractors are poised to take an increasingly large role in Iraq, but serious questions remain about how they will be held responsible for their actions. One obvious answer is an international convention.


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