Blog Posts in OpEds and Letters to the Editor

Posted by JD Stier on Feb 14, 2014
Three Little Words . . . Congo Conflict Free

Here we are again, that time of year where love is officially celebrated between family, friends, lovers, crushes and colleagues. Valentine's Day. Honestly, we both look forward to this holiday. What's not to love? Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.

Posted by Timo Mueller on Feb 5, 2014
FARDC soldiers on patrol in eastern Congo

In early November, the Congolese army, supported by the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade, defeated the most powerful rebel group in eastern Congo - the M23.

Posted by Akshaya Kumar on Dec 20, 2013

As divisive violence rocks the world’s youngest nation, the U.S. has a role in averting civil war.

Posted by Enough Team on Dec 20, 2013

After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 29, 2013

The last two times the Sudan government perpetrated horrific attacks against civilian populations in the disputed territory of Abyei, a Connecticut-sized political football contested by both Sudan and South Sudan, we visited with the survivors after the fact.