As genocidal destruction in the Darfur region of western Sudan enters its fifth year, we must accept not only the overwhelming disgrace of such prolonged human agony but register important shifts in the nature of the destruction—the appearance of new and different threats to the existence of both Arab and non-Arab populations in Darfur. Genocide is evolving in Darfur, mutating, and perhaps only now reaching the point of greatest human destruction.
Security on the ground has continued to deteriorate since the signing of the ill-conceived and ill-fated “Darfur Peace Agreement” (Abuja, May 2006). Violence is more chaotic, more unpredictable, and more deeply threatening to humanitarian operations. Arab tribal groups that had att...
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