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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Fleeting Hope for the CAR

(Photo Credits: Deutsche Welle; UN Photo/Mark Garten; Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images) The announcement by the Secretary-General that the situation in the Central African Republic has descended into an organized state of chaos forbodes a chilling near-term future for the perennially-struggling African … Continue reading

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Thinking Small: A Trend Toward Miniaturization?

A trend in manufacturing, business, and technology is called miniaturization, whereby more tasks are done with less and less hardware. A perfect example of such a phenomenon is the progression in the hardware of computers. The foundational machines like those … Continue reading

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Why the Central African Republic Needs a Robust UN Peace Operation

When the UN Security Council adopted its latest resolution on the Central African Republic (CAR), it authorized an African Union (AU)-led peacekeeping force to quell the spreading violence, and mandated an independent French operation to support the AU mission. Resolution … Continue reading

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What Seeds Have Been Sown? Assessing the Impending Atrocities in the Central African Republic

Citing the total disorder of the Central African Republic (CAR), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated in late November of this year that the country is “on the verge of genocide.” Already, over 600 people have been killed directly because … Continue reading

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Focus Week: Crisis in the Central African Republic

The current situation in the Central African Republic has been called many things over the past months, most prominently the “worst crisis most people have never heard of” by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. And indeed, since … Continue reading

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