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Rwanda – Reflections on Genocide

At an April 21 Director's Forum, His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, reflected on the tragic genocide that took place in Rwanda ten years ago, discussing the root causes of the genocide, the international reaction to the crisis, and the measures that he and his country have been taking to rebuild Rwanda. The Director's Forum was part of Remembering Rwanda, a commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the genocide. The event was co-sponsored by the Africa Program, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Sudan: the Peace Process and Beyond

Sudan has been a country continuously embroiled in war since 1983, leading to the deaths and displacements of millions of Sudanese citizens. Fortunately, the Machakos Protocol, signed in July of 2002 between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and the government of Sudan, opened the door to peace for the people of Sudan. The Machakos agreement set out to grant the South a referendum on secession after a six-year interim period.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, a senior career American Foreign Service Officer and the most prominent Africanist in the U.S. Department of State, who has just returned from four years in Kenya as the United States envoy to that East African country, told an assemblage of U.S.

Sudan: The Road to Progress

The Peace Process

Addicted? Assessing India's Growing Dependence on Energy Resources Abroad

India boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies. Accompanying this growth is a rapidly increasing demand for energy. India is currently the world's fifth largest energy consumer, and is expected to vault to third place by 2030—behind only the United States and China. Because of limited energy reserves at home, India is increasingly looking abroad to satisfy much of this voracious demand. On July 22, the Asia Program, with assistance from the Global Energy Initiative, hosted a panel discussion on India's external energy security policy.

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

An Asia Program Event, cosponsored by the Wilson Center's Division of International Security Studies and Environmental Change and Security Program; Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies; and the U.S. Army's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series.

China's Search for Energy Security and Implications for the U.S

In the face of growing energy shortages and rising oil import dependence China has embarked on a global search for secure energy supplies and transport routes, in the process raising a number of serious U.S. policy concerns and new tensions in U.S.-China relations. Kenneth Lieberthal and Mikkal Herberg, co-authors of a new study by The National Bureau of Asian Research will discuss key aspects of China's outward energy expansion, implications for the U.S., and recommendations for U.S. policy to prevent energy from becoming a more serious source of tension in U.S.-China relations.

The Role of the National Oil Companies in China's International EnergyPolicy

On May 26, 2005, the China Environment Forum and STAGE co-sponsored a seminar on China's national oil companies and energy cooperation in Northeast Asia that featured two researchers from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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