ethnic division

  • In this photo from January, South Sudanese People's Liberation Army soldiers patrol the streets of Bentiu where its forces had killed several hundred civilians. The U.N. Security Council may be willing to impose sanctions if attacks on civilians continue. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images
    April 23, 2014  

    The slaughter of hundreds of civilians is just the latest act of reprisal violence in South Sudan that began as a rivalry between two politicians of different ethnic groups. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the root of the crisis, tensions over natural resources and the urgency of humanitarian aid and regional diplomacy with Nancy Lindborg of USAID and Khalid Medani of McGill University. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2008  

    Following a lull in violence in Iraq, bombings in the cities of Baghdad and Kirkuk killed dozens and wounded hundreds Monday. Analysts examine the state of security in Iraq and discuss the roots of ethnic and political tensions in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Continue reading