November 27, 2013 /
Obama and Kerry have proven that they can set the stage for major conflict breakthroughs. Will they be able to deliver a final deal?
November 25, 2013 /
Critics say he's pompous, reckless, and a tilter at windmills. But his relentlessness may end up making him the most consequential secretary of state in years.
November 17, 2013 /
"We’re still a divided society 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement," says Sammy Douglas, a Protestant politician from East Belfast.
November 17, 2013
It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.
November 6, 2013 /
Gwen Ifill talks with Jon Sawyer about the end of an armed rebellion in eastern Congo--and what it means for the security overall of that long-troubled region.
November 4, 2013
Setting aside a dismal record of failure, incompetence and indifference, UN peacekeeping troops and the Democratic Republic of Congo's army seem to have finally joined forces to protect civilians.
October 31, 2013 /
Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the longest-running conflict in Africa. But after decades of battles and more than five million deaths, UN peacekeeping forces are bolstered by a new mandate.
October 30, 2013 /
“We must come here with some will, to take some risks, to take some action.” Excerpts from a Pulitzer Center interview with the UN’s military commander in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
October 30, 2013
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
October 30, 2013 /
In the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is ground zero for one of the world's deadliest, most persistent conflicts. Portraits of some of the players in a long struggle for peace.