John Prendergast

USA Today Op-ed: Using tech to end wars

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Corporations may not have a direct responsibility to end wars in far-flung corners of the Earth. But when parts of their products may come from a war zone, they can, in fact, help support peace by assuming more control over their supply chains. Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is a case in point.  Read More »

Memorandum: Ongoing SPLM Political Crisis and Violence in South Sudan

In this open memorandum we outline possible steps the U.S. could take in addition to what is presently being done, including the immediate deployment to Juba of U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth, U.S. support for mediation efforts by South Sudanese church leaders or the East African regional organization IGAD (the Intergovernmental Authority on Development), and the creation of safe havens for civilians by the U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Op-ed: The Achilles Heel of the Anti-Kony Mission

U.S. military advisors in the Central African Republic working with regional for

In a time of deeply divided governance, Republicans and Democrats have been united in supporting U.S. efforts to help African forces bring an end to the terror sowed by Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) militia.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: How Congo Defeated the M23 Rebels

Congolese army soldiers march through Rugare after recapturing it from M23 rebel

Good news is hard to come by in Congo, so no one should be surprised to see Congolese citizens dancing in the streets these days, overjoyed by their government’s rare battlefield victory over the reviled M23 rebellion.  Read More »

Rwanda’s Stake in Congo: Understanding Interests to Achieve Peace

Warped and exploitative regional relationships have been one of the most critical factors in Congo becoming the site of the deadliest war in the world over the past two decades. Several of Congo’s neighbors have been deeply involved in the war, and the Congolese government’s deep corruption and bad governance have created conditions in which the army and a host of militias have operated with impunity and destabilized eastern Congo. The Congo-Rwanda relationship, however, has been at the heart of the decade-and-ahalf-long war in Congo and is thus the focus of this report.

Bashir's Right Hand Man Comes to New York

After a firestorm over Sudanese president's potential visit, his right hand man travels to New York this week as record numbers of demonstrators are being killed on Sudan's streets.  Read More »

The Economics of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur

The Economics of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur in Arabic.


Daily Beast Op-ed: Is Sudan's Uprising the Beginning of the End of Omar al Bashir?

Protesters in Sudan

Unrest in Sudan is rattling the dictator’s ruthless regime. Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast on why these protests mean serious trouble for the tyrant of Darfur.  Read More »

AllAfrica Op-ed: What King's Legacy Means for Africa Today

The First Family in front of the MLK memorial.

While the recent 50th anniversary commemoration of the "March on Washington" to demand rights for African Americans focused attention on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s unfinished domestic agenda in the United States, Dr. King was also strongly committed to a global human rights movement, particularly related to Africa.  Read More »

Politico Op-ed: Susan Rice and Samantha Power, Up Close

President Barack Obama walks with Tom Donilon, Susan Rice and Samantha Power

In this season of divided politics and lowered expectations, President Obama has made two personnel decisions that will benefit U.S. foreign policy for a long time to come.   Read More »

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