Satellites have been used with great effect to confirm human rights abuses and war crimes. Now they will try to 'follow the money' and track those aiding war in East Africa and beyond.
The genocide in Rwanda was an emblematic failure of the international community. The world has since made important strides in acting on those lessons, but this work still faces setbacks. The international community cannot claim to care about atrocity crimes and then shrink from the commitment required to prevent them – whether in the Central African Republic or Syria.
With intensified struggle between Boko Haram and Nigerian military, should a conversation begin about African multinational force intervention?
Saudi Arabia is unhappy that the US won't do its bidding over Syria, and that it didn't back Egypt's Hosni Mubarak during mass street protests against his rule. Should Obama care?