October 01, 2008
| Vanessa Parra
| Tagged as: AFRICOM
Today marks the launch of AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command that was created to consolidate and coordinate U.S. Security programs in Africa, but which could also lead to a greater militarization of aid on the continent.
September 29, 2008
| Maureen Lynch
| Tagged as: Kuwait, Statelessness
Along a quiet city street in Jahra, some 50 kilometers west of Kuwait City, the father of a young and growing family glanced quickly over his shoulder to see whether anyone is observing our conversation. “I’m afraid,” he told me. Mohammed and his wife are bidun, stateless people.
September 24, 2008
| Megan Fowler
| Tagged as: Burma
In the surprisingly orderly offices of an international aid agency in Burma, Dr. Thant Zin Myint (name changed to protect his identity) took a brief break from the relief and recovery work for communities afflicted by Cyclone Nargis.