“It is the responsibility of the international community, of the global civil society, to come and take care and assist the transformation of Syria, in collaboration with the Syrian civil society,” says the exiled leader of the Deir Mar Musa monastery near Damascus. More
"For weeks the newspapers have included articles about the mounting deaths and suffering of ordinary Syrians. These articles implicitly pronounce a familiar imperative: something must be done. But in the face of this imperative, we are compelled by another: force is justified only where there is reasonable hope of doing more good than harm."
Watch excerpts from our recent interview with the author of “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda” and “They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers.” More
As debate grows over US involvement in NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war, watch an excerpt about Libya from our May 23 interview with the force commander of the UN Assistance Mission to Rwanda in 1993-1994 and the author of “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.” More
To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 and the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in absentia to jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, read an essay about a new book on human rights in history and religion’s role in the human rights movement. More