Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- “The Missing Track: The case fora new policy framework between the United States and Sudan” (Policy Brief)
Enough’s June 20 policy brief lays out a detailed plan for how the Trump administration can develop and implement a new track of engagement with Sudan focused on peace and respect for human rights – the absence of which helps perpetuate Sudan’s system of violent kleptocracy.
- “Public Comments on U.S. Conflict Minerals Rule to SEC Show 99 to 1 in Favor of Keeping the Rule” (Op-Ed)
In this June 19 Chemical Watch op-ed, Annie Callaway and Ian Schwab highlight the recent groundswell of support from Congolese groups, as well as a number of businesses, investors, and the public for maintaining the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule, in response to attempts to undermine it.
- “Yes, We Have Leverage: A Playbook for Immediate and Long-Term Financial Pressures to Address Violent Kleptocracies in East and Central Africa” (Policy Brief)
In this June 15 policy brief, Brad Brooks-Rubin summarizes more than 15 different options that the international community, especially the U.S. government, can use to exert leverage on violent kleptocracies in east and central Africa through use of financial pressure tools and related diplomacy.
- “Kean University Goes Conflict-Free” (Press Release)
Kean University recently adopted a resolution to support conflict-free purchasing, making it the first university in New Jersey to pass such a resolution through Enough’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative.
- “Tell the Administration: Delay Sudan Sanctions Decision for 6 Months” (Action)
Take action and urge the Trump administration to delay a decision on sanctions for six additional months, during which time the Trump administration should assign the additional staff needed to gather credible information and assess progress on each of these five tracks.