by Debra A. Miller

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.

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ISBN-13: 9780737744569
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2009
Series: Current Controversies Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 15

Introduction 18

Chapter 1 What Is the Nature of the Crisis in Darfur?

Chapter Preface 23

The Darfur Crisis Stems from Early Colonial Policies Monica Hill 26

Global Warming Is the Root of the Problem in Darfur Stephan Faris 32

The Darfur Crisis Is Primarily a Political Conflict Emily Wax 39

The Conflict in Darfur Has Created a Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis Merle D. Kellerhals 45

Darfur Is a Place Where Torture Is Rampant 49

Physicians for Human Rights

Rape Is the Worst Problem in the Darfur War Glenys Kinnock 53

Chapter 2 Is the Sudanese Government Practicing Genocide?

Chapter Overview Scott Straus 57

Yes: The Sudanese Government Is Practicing Genocide

The U.S. Congress Has Defined the Violence in Darfur as Genocide 67

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Violence in Darfur Is Genocide Colin L. Powell 70

The International Criminal Court Has Accused Sudan's President of Genocide 76

CBC News

No: The Sudanese Government Is Not Practicing Genocide

Humanitarian Aid Groups Dispute America's "Genocide" Label 80

European-Sudanese Public Affairs Council

The United Nations Has Found That the Violence in Darfur Is Not Genocide Maggie Farley 87

Sudan Rejects ICC Charges of Genocide Against Its President 91

Associated Press

Chapter 3 Is China Contributing to the Crisis in Darfur?

Chapter Preface 96

Yes: China Is Contributing to the Crisis in Darfur

China's Oil Interests Are Fueling the Conflict in Darfur 99

Human Rights First

China Is Violating the United Nations Ban on Arms Sales to Sudan Olivia Ward 108

China Has Obstructed International Efforts to Bring Peace to Darfur Lee Feinstein111

China's New Darfur Policy Is Mostly Public Relations Jill Savitt 116

No: China Is Not Contributing to the Crisis in Darfur

China's Response to Darfur Reflects Not Only Its Oil Interests but also Its Fundamental Ideological Concerns Yitzhak Shichor 119

China Has Recently Initiated Stronger Diplomatic Efforts to Improve the Darfur Situation Scott Baldauf Peter Ford Laura J. Winter 127

Western Countries Are Equally at Fault for Enabling China's Darfur Policy Gordon Chang 133

Chapter 4 What Should Be Done to Bring Peace to Darfur?

Chapter Preface 138

The International Community Must Act Decisively and Effectively in Darfur Gareth Evans 142

The International Community Must Ensure the Success of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Darfur Jerry Fowler John Prendergast 153

The International Community Must React to the New Reality in Darfur David Mozersky 164

Divestment Campaigns Against China May Be the Most Effective Tool for Saving Darfur Daniel Millenson 168

China Is Not the Answer to the Darfur Crisis Morton Abramowitz Jonathan Kolieb 173

The ICC's Indictment of Sudan's President Is the Right Thing for Darfur Sara Darehshori 177

Regime Change Is the Only Way to Achieve Lasting Peace in Darfur Nathaniel Myers 181

Darfur's Crisis Requires a Solution from Islam Hizb ut-Tahrir 185

Organizations to Contact 192

Bibliography 197

Index 202

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