Louise Arbour sat down with GlobalPost Passport for one of her first extended interviews since assuming her new position as the president and CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG), an organization that provides policy advice on preventing and resolving war. What follows are highlights of that interview, conducted by Kira Kay of the Bureau for International Reporting.
Gareth Evans serves as co-chair of the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Commission, an initiative sponsored by Australia and Japan aimed at providing recommendations for strengthening the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), reinvigorating efforts to halt nuclear nonproliferation, and promoting nuclear disarmament. Evans has held a long career in international security and arms control issues, as Australia's foreign minister during 1988-1996 and as the current president and chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, a position he has held since 2000. Arms Control Today met with Evans Feb. 12 to discuss the work of the commission and his perspective on the issues it will be addressing.
The International Criminal Court's charges of genocide against the president of Sudan are being met with widespread international support, but some are concerned that the Sudanese leader might retaliate against peacekeeping forces in the region. Nick Grono of the International Crisis Group shares thoughts with NPR on any potential threat.
Interview with Gareth Evans on ABC Radio National Breakfast Program.
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