Darfur and the Role of the International Community

Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder Former Brookings Expert, President - Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

March 14, 2005

As the death toll in Darfur reaches 180,000 with another two million Sudanese displaced, the international community has yet to take decisive action on the ground. Ivo Daalder, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Tod Lindberg, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and John Prendergast, special advisor on Africa for the International Crisis Group, identify possible political and military options to stop the atrocities in Darfur. After being denied visas into Sudan, Daalder and Lindberg spent the week discussing potential responses with high level officials in Brussels and The Hague at the EU, NATO, UN and International Criminal Court. While there was a willingness to help, Daalder commented, Darfur has become a hot potato that is constantly being passed around with no one taking deliberate action.

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