Articles by Richard S. Williamson

Progess in Sudan

Sudan has long been a land of troubles, turmoil, trauma and tragedy. Deep racial, ethnic and religious divides have contributed to decades of acute marginalization for millions of non-Arab Sudanese. This cauldron of division and marginalization has been exploited b Read More

Progress in Sudan

Sudan has long been a land of troubles, turmoil, trauma and tragedy. Deep racial, ethnic and religious divides have contributed to decades of acute marginalization for millions of non-Arab Sudanese. This cauldron of division and marginalization has been exploited b Read More

Zimbabwe: The Nightmare Must End

It must end. Zimbabwe is a land devastated by disease, deprivation and despair. Once southern Africa's breadbasket, today it is a basket case. Robert Mugabe led the freedom movement against white minority rule. After coming to power in (1981) he... Read More

Iraq: Worth the Fighting For

I have just returned from Iraq and I was impressed. Unquestionably, the surge has worked. The American military has dramatically reduced violence and increased security. However, it remains a dangerous place. From the airport to the Green Zone, I wore... Read More

Darfur Dangers

The death, destruction, devastation and deep despair that we have witnessed for years in Darfur tragically draws on. As the President's Special Envoy to Sudan I am working to end this "genocide in slow motion." But even as so... Read More

Time for Mugabe to Go

Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since it gained independence from Britain in 1980. Then he was widely recognized as a champion of a new independent Africa. Now he rightly is seen as a repressive old man desperate to hold... Read More

Justice for Cambodia's Killing Fields

In Cambodia, thirty-two years ago, Pol Pot opened the gates of hell and evil reigned bringing destruction, devastation, death and despair. The monstrous behavior of the Khmer Rouge claimed untold victims. Estimates of the death toll during Pol Pot's... Read More

Why Putin Does It? Because He Can

Vladimir Putin does not want to win the upcoming Duma Parliamentary elections. He does not want to win big. He wants an overwhelming victory. He wants to annihilate the opposition. And Putin probably will get what he wants. Furthermore,... Read More

Russia Being Russia

In Warsaw, during the annual two week human rights meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Russia sought to crowd out civil society, support anti-democratic forces, and intimidate Europe. In other words, Russia acted as she... Read More

The 21st Century Slave Trade

Two hundred years ago William Wilberforce led the successful struggle to end England's lucrative slave trade. In America, 55 years later it took a bloody civil war and the deep humanity of Abraham Lincoln to end the "peculiar institution."... Read More

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