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Should International Groups Be Monitoring Sudan’s Elections?

You can’t assess an election’s integrity without choosing to monitor it, but the decision to do so can be seen as conferring undue legitimacy on an unfair vote.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, March 16, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez explains why Venezuelans are growing weary of President Maduro’s incessant coup ...

The Cable

See No Evil, Speak No Evil: U.N. Covers Up Sudan’s Bad Behavior in Darfur

Late last month, a senior U.N. investigator scolded officials with the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, for repeatedly withholding evidence of alleged ...

The Cable

U.N. Whistleblower Decries ‘Cover-Up of a Cover-Up’ Over Darfur Debacle

In April, Foreign Policy published a three-part series documenting the U.N.'s failure to properly report crimes against civilians and blue-helmet peacekeepers in Darfur, prompting calls ...

Dispatch

Stay of Expulsion

The government may not be kicking international aid workers out of South Sudan after all, but rising tensions between the two are getting worse -- and hurting the people who desperately need their help.

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: Islamic State oil installations are targeted; France weighs joining the fight in Syria; Ebola takes center stage at U.N.; and a bit more.

By Kate Brannen It turns out the Islamic State's frightening ambitions are also the group's Achilles' heel. No longer a shadowy terrorist group, the Islamic ...

Argument

How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.

Dispatch

South Sudan’s Coming Famine

Renewed fighting in the war-torn country has derailed humanitarian relief efforts, and now tens of thousands are facing starvation.

Situation Report
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