Khartoum's Deadly Game

By Peter Orr

This blog post originally appeared at ThinkProgress Security as a guest post.

Amazingly, a Dysfunctional Congress Delivers

By Marc Hanson

This week, the Washington Post published a poll showing that the U.S. Congress has set a new record for disapproval. A whopping 84 percent of Americans do not approve of the way Congress is doing its job. Media coverage of the House and Senate highlights the brinksmanship and polarized politicking that seems to surround every piece of legislation – and now, even routine nominations and confirmations.

Gaining a Nation, Losing a Nationality

By Sarnata Reynolds

Just as the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) officially gained nationhood six months ago, hundreds of thousands of southern Sudanese were losing their nationality. 

While independence was being celebrated in Juba, the government in Khartoum was busy declaring that anyone with family ties to the new country would no longer be Sudanese. They would be stripped of the only nationality they had ever held.

Stemming Ethnic Violence in South Sudan

By Peter Orr

This blog post originally appeared at UN Dispatch as a special guest post.

Building on the Success of 2011

By Michael Boyce

Happy New Year, from all of us at Refugees International! Before we start tackling the challenges of 2012 – and there will be many – we bring you a brief wrap-up of all things RI from the year gone by.

First, "RI in 2011: By the Numbers":

16 Days: To End Violence Against Women, Enlist the Men

By Michel Gabaudan

For the last two weeks, my colleagues have reflected on global efforts to combat violence against women and girls, as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Today, I want to examine a vital and practical solution to the problem of gender violence: the engagement of men and boys. 

16 Days: A New Dawn for South Sudan's Women?

By Peter Orr

The Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) is a new nation facing many challenges from without and from within. When it comes to violent conflict in the country, most international actors have focused on inter-tribal clashes, or skirmishes between South Sudan and its northern neighbor. But for far too many South Sudanese women, the greatest security threat is in the home.

War Between Sudan and South Sudan: Is It Worth It?

By Matt Delaney

It’s been 28 years since John Garang’s Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) rebelled against the Nimeiri regime in Khartoum, igniting Sudan’s horrific second civil war. That conflict claimed at least 2 million lives and crippled the country economically and politically. Indeed, since Sudan’s independence in 1956, its people have known little more than bloodshed and unyielding misery.

An Act of War Between Sudan and South Sudan

By Michael Boyce

RI condemns today's attack on a refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan. For more on this incident - and what it means for the fragile North-South relationship - we bring you this piece from UN Dispatch featuring RI Senior Advocate Peter Orr.

By Mark Leon Goldberg 

Bringing Stateless "Out of the Shadows"

By Michael Boyce

Today, leaders from government, civil society, and the UN gathered at the US Institute of Peace to explore statelessness and its impact on women worldwide. The Institute's sparkling new headquarters played host to an insightful and inspiring discussion - a fitting kick-off for a week full of stateless advocacy here at RI.

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