President’s Corner: Go Gordon

By Kenneth Bacon
Gordon Brown has only been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a short while, but I am already a fan. He has begun to embrace an ambitious humanitarian agenda that ranges from ending the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan to reducing world poverty.

His rise to power comes at a time when both these campaigns need new energy and vision.

To Resettle or Not

By Camilla Olson
A new report on the resettlement of Burmese refugees from Thailand has just been released, commissioned by the Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT). Since 2005, more than 5,000 of the approximately 150,000 Burmese refugees living in camps in Thailand along the border with Burma have been resettled to countries including the United States.

President's Corner: President Bush, Protect Our Iraqi Allies

By Kenneth Bacon
Two recent news articles highlight the misguided, ungenerous approach that the U.S. is taking towards our strongest allies in Iraq—translators and others who put their lives on the line to support the U.S. soldiers and diplomats there.