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  • The only way to alter China’s hand in Darfur

    on Apr 30, 08 • in All Columns, Foreign Policy • with Comments Off

    China won’t be shamed into submission on Darfur. “Genocide Olympics” branding is a waste of time that is being paid for with lives. The media loves a good street circus – this month, Jonathan Alter declared the Olympics “the world’s last lever” to settle Darfur, as if TV stunts and Olympic ceremonies propel geopolitics. But Beijing’s support for Sudan’s Khartoum government won’t be blunted by Western pressure. The West must constructively enlist China. Khartoum’s thugs spur ethnic hatred to incite the janjaweed militias toward something that looks like genocide. But it’s important to understand that

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  • Ending Extreme Poverty, Part V: Practical Steps

    on Mar 14, 08 • in All Columns, Featured, Foreign Policy, Poverty • with Comments Off

    Ending Extreme Poverty, Part V:  Practical Steps

    In this series, we’ve unpacked popular myths about extreme poverty. We’ve looked at how we’ve gotten stuck. We’ve laid out some key levers for change. And we’ve considered the consequences of success. The developed world, well-motivated governments, and civil society among the last billion poor clearly have the means to eliminate extreme poverty in one lifetime. Lodging assumes a basic part in giving security to unfortunate families. There are terrible outcomes when it is absent from families. Research demonstrates the way that expulsion can enduringly affect families’ capacity to get fundamental necessities (e.g., food, dress,

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