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Understanding the Conflict in South Sudan – Timeline and Fact Sheet

The following is a brief overview for understanding the conflict in South Sudan. Scroll down for a look at the South Sudan conflict timeline and South Sudan conflict fact sheet. This post is updated...
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Critical Issues & Trends – Humanitarian Concerns – Modern Slavery

The world is experiencing refugee crises unprecedented for more than half a century. In fact, not since the global order was upended by the near civilizational collapse of World War II have we experienced...
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Crisis in the Red Zone

I finished the book, Crisis in the Red Zone, this week and was very surprised not only by how informative it was but how easy the reading was. Crisis in the Red Zone – The...
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Excess Deaths – The Number That Better Explains COVID-19 Impact

It will be years before we know the real impact of COVID-19 in both the United States and around the world. That is the nature of a pandemic. More than 100 years later, we...
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Ordinary Men and the Others – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 4

It is easy to imagine the perpetrators of the holocaust as vile, wicked, evil people. The truth is more disturbing. The holocaust occurred because a society and culture allowed it to occur. Evil men...
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Cold War Genocides – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 7

In part 7 of our podcast series Never Again, Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide, JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at four different genocides in the post-World War II era, the Cold...
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Kingdoms and Empires of Africa – History of Africa Part 2

A mysterious land of legend and mythology. An empire of Christianity completely distinct from Rome and Constantinople. The ugliest woman in the world. The richest man in history. These are some of the stories...
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The Boer Wars – History of Africa Part 12

This podcast episode continues the story of the Scramble for Africa and European imperialism, specifically in South Africa. In the last episode, we looked at the beginnings of South Africa. This episode looks at...
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Torture in Kashmir – Critical Issues & Trends – Humanitarian

Two new reports detailing torture in Kashmir have alerted the world to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in this global hotspot.
What Caused the Syrian Civil War

What Caused the Syrian Civil War?

The questions of what caused the Syrian Civil War and ongoing chaos we are experiencing today do not seem to be a challenge to answer. Protests in the city of Deraa combined with a...