April 28, 2010 |
On Monday, the results of the April 11-15 elections in Sudan were announced: The ruling party's President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir won 68% of the vote. Despite being opposed in advance and severely condemned by many critics, these elections will permit this war-torn nation to move toward a permanent peace and strengthen its quest for true democracy. Among the more than 75 challenged or troubled elections monitored by the Carter Center, the Sudanese vote was by far the most complex and difficult.
December 6, 2008 |
Health workers are on the verge of eradicating Guinea worm disease in what would be just the second time in history that a disease has been wiped from the planet, the Carter Center said Friday. Cheap interventions such as hygiene education, using larvicides to kill the worm and distributing inexpensive cloths to help filter parasites from drinking water have cut the infection rate by 99%, the center said. Fewer than 5,000 cases of Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis, remain in Mali, Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Atlanta-based center said.
December 5, 2008 |
Former President Jimmy Carter has written a new book on the Middle East with a title he hopes will not be as controversial as the last one, which was called "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Carter, 84, said that "We Can Bring Peace to the Holy Land" will be published in January, just after the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. "I was going to call it 'Yes, We Can.' My wife talked me out of it," Carter joked toward the end of a panel discussion on human rights at the Carter Center in Atlanta this week.
June 24, 2007
I wasn't a regular watcher of "The Price Is Right," but I've always been an admirer of Bob Barker and probably for all the same reasons felt by so many others who bemoan his departure from the airwaves ["This Career? Priceless," by Martin Miller, June 10]. But now that the show is behind him I would like to float a serious suggestion for Mr. Barker to use his prodigious deal-making skills for the benefit of world peace. Since the current administration took power, how many deals, calling out to be made, have soured, backfired or just withered on the vine: North Korea, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Gaza and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria.
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January 13, 2007 |
A former executive director of the Carter Center whose resignation from the institution has been a focal point of the furor over former President Jimmy Carter's new Middle East book said his decision to step down was a matter of "intellectual honesty." In his first detailed public comments since his resignation last month, Kenneth W.
January 12, 2007 |
Fourteen members of an advisory board to President Carter's human rights organization resigned Thursday to protest his new book, which has been attacked as unfairly critical of Israel and riddled with inaccuracies. The resignations at the Carter Center are the latest backlash against the book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," which has drawn fire from Jewish groups and fellow Democrats, and led to the resignation last month of Kenneth W. Stein, a center fellow and a longtime Carter advisor.