Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- “Time for High-level EU and US Targeted Sanctions on DR Congo” (Blog)
As long as Congo’s kleptocratic leaders and their entourages enjoy unrestricted travel and are able to wire money through the EU and US and hold assets here, they won’t feel the pressure to cease violent repression and self-enrichment and adhere to the constitution.
- “Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond” (Report)
The latest edition of Enough’s Violent Kleptocracy series describes that in order to more effectively support peace, human rights, and good governance in Sudan, policymakers should construct a new policy approach that attempts to counter and ultimately dismantle Sudan’s violent kleptocracy.
- “PBS Newshour: What would help South Sudan end its brutal war?” (Video)
In this May 5th PBS Newshour segment, Enough’s Brian Adeba describes how a small group of corrupt elites in South Sudan hijacked the government and all its institutions, and lays out recommendations for how the U.S. can create leverage through financial pressure to alter the calculations away from conflict and towards peace.
- “And Where Is Industry Leadership To Overcome KP Structural Obstacles?” (Article)
In this April 26th blog for GemKonnect, Enough’s Brad Brooks-Rubin asks two questions: What evidence is there that real change can be brought to the Kimberly Process now, after 15 years, within the current framework, and who within the broader industry will take the mantle and lead a real effort on the next steps needed for change?
- “Beyond Aid: Ending Somalia’s Cycle of Famine Requires Proactive Solutions” (Blog)
In the face of famine, the international community needs to immediately mobilize additional aid to stabilize the deadly conditions inside Somalia and then concentrate on rebuilding state institutions through sustainable development solutions.