Can a New Peacekeeping Force Stabilize South Sudan?

There is an important vote at the Security Council today to extend and expand the mandate of the beleaguered UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.  The resolution will likely pass. But the weeks that follow will be a key test of the international community's...

Five Powerful Photos from South Sudan

South Sudan commemorates its fifth anniversary as an independent country on July 9. But the half decade since independence has not been kind to the world's youngest country. In December 2013 a civil war broke out between rival political factions, displacing mi...