Brother, can you spare a dime?
Ever wonder what a world would look like without America, where security is provided by Europe, the UN and the NGOs? The International Crisis Group and the Center for American Progress launched the ENOUGH campaign focused on ending the genocide in the Eastern Congo, Darfur and Northern Uganda.
It is a magnificent effort which should be supported and praised. But a look at the desperate but feisty measures suggested by its founders describe better than anything how soft "soft power" is.
- Can the world stop the Lord's Resistance Army?
- Read the short strategy paper describing "Plan B with Teeth for Darfur"
- Attend the World Series of Poker, a star-studded event to raise awareness and provide assistance to the people of Darfur.
These are all very well but they underscore the extreme difficulty of even attempting to manage world crises the NGO way.