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Displaced South Sudanese women leave a makeshift camp in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the town of Bentiu, South Sudan, Sept. 22, 2014 (AP photo by Matthew Abbott).

In South Sudan, U.N. Peacekeepers’ Biggest Challenge: Staying Neutral

By Aditi Gorur
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Protecting civilians from violence in South Sudan’s civil war rests in large part on U.N. peacekeepers, who to do so must be perceived as neutral. An upcoming Security Council resolution on the peacekeeping mission’s mandate could expand its writ, but also threaten its much-needed neutrality. more

How Argentina Became the Newest Drug Trafficking Hub

By Benoît Gomis
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Compared to some of its neighbors, Argentina has been relatively unscathed by the effects of drug trafficking. However, a recent increase in drug-related problems, including cocaine trafficking, has exposed some of Argentina’s key structural weaknesses, underscoring the need for comprehensive reform. more