Commentaries

When Ceasefires Fail

Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Here’s one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before it’s too late.
persistent organic pollutants, environment, EPA, Stockholm Convention, Rotterdam Convention, pesticides, toxic chemicals, UNEP, PCBs

Postcard from Syria

With a shaky UN-brokered ceasefire in place, Syrians still grapple with the persistent insecurity facing their country's war-weary borders and the growing refugee problem.
The war in Lebanon was only the latest mirage to transfix the Middle East. To avoid catastrophe, the United States must dispense with the illusions that helped propel that war.
Food aid is one way of addressing the global problem of hunger. But where should the food come from and how should it be delivered? John Rivera of Catholic Relief Services and FPIF's Conn Hallinan square off.
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