US Week in Review – January 14

ARMS SALES AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE In a report to Congress, the Pentagon said that it has found no evidence of detainee abuse by US allies in Yemen, contradicting an AP report last year that found evidence of forced disappearances and torture at secret prisons across southern Yemen run by UAE-backed forces. The Pentagon said that…

US Week in Review – January 07

As many as 14,000 Sudanese men have been fighting in Yemen alongside Saudi-backed forces, almost all of whom come from Darfur. Saudi Arabia has offered families as much as $10,000 to send their sons to fight in Yemen, some between 14 and 17 years old, the New York Times reported. Five Sudanese soldiers also told…

US Week in Review – December 17

YEMEN After a week of negotiations in Sweden, representatives from the Yemeni delegation and Houthi rebels have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and are expected to withdraw their troops from the port “within days, and then from the city.” The two sides also agreed to a prisoner exchange and to allow a humanitarian corridor…

#16Days to #OrangeTheWorld: Kemi’s Story (Part 3)

As part of the #16Days global “UNite to End Violence” campaign, we are sharing the story of a woman who faced violence in the midst of a conflict zone. Drawing from “In Her Shoes,” a toolkit designed by the Gender Based Violence Prevention Network, Kemi’s story, a fictionalized account based on real experiences, illustrates the…

CIVIC Joins INTERCROSS THE PODCAST for Episode #59: The Protection of Civilians in Partnered Operations

Our US Program Director, Dan Mahanty, along with Jenny McAvoy, the Director of Protection at InterAction, recently spoke with Intercross the Podcast to discuss the protection of civilians in partnered operations. National security and defense strategies, as well as trends in US military operations around the globe, reflect a preference for working by, with, and through…

How the “Arms Sales Oversight Act” Could Prevent American Arms from Contributing to the Next Overseas Crisis

By: Daniel R. Mahanty and Eric Eikenberry The debate over U.S. complicity in Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is coming to a head in the Senate, with a series of votes on the Sanders-Lee-Murphy war powers resolution. But beyond this immediate measure, other members of Congress are planning to increase their long-term leverage over weapons sales to problematic…

#16Days to #OrangeTheWorld: Kemi’s Story (Part 2)

As part of the #16Days global “UNite to End Violence” campaign, we are sharing the story of a woman who faced violence in the midst of a conflict zone. Drawing from “In Her Shoes,” a toolkit designed by the Gender Based Violence Prevention Network, Kemi’s story, a fictionalized account based on real experiences, illustrates the…