Traditionally, militaries and humanitarian organizations undertake this role separately, each with their own set of mandates. Beginning in the 1990s, however, their mandates began to intersect with increasing intensity in the second half of the decade.
Myanmar (formerly Burma), occupies a unique place within Southeast Asian cross-border diplomacy. Straddled to the east and west by India and China and controlling access to the Bay of Bengal, the country’s recent re-emergence onto […]
Globalization has increased awareness, on an international level, the inherent inequities between the developing and developing worlds. This distinction has also become painfully evident through the actions of international institutions tasked with safeguarding the welfare […]
One million signatures. It’s a large number to be sure, but in a country of 73 million, it may become a reality. This is what the One Million Signatures Campaign (“Change for Equality”) in Iran […]
After nearly three months in South Africa, I have found a conversation topic on which nearly everyone here seems to have an opinion: South Africa’s neighbor to the north, Zimbabwe. Unlike domestic, more distinctly “South […]
Relations between the United States and Pakistan have degraded steadily over the course of this past year, as the fractious and at times antagonistic allies have butted heads in a number of diplomatic incidents, ranging […]
The world will never know what flipped the switch for the people of Egypt. What is clear is that at some point, authoritarian rule became unacceptable and the temptation for democracy too irresistible. After over […]