Failure is not an option in Paris

Failure is not an option in Paris

An address to the climate change conference in Bangkok, July 3, 2015 I am not a scientist. Scientists have long shared with us incontrovertible evidence pointing to the extremely serious degradation of our common home as a result of human activities. So I will not...
South Sudan Enemies Find Uneasy Refuge Together at a U.N. Base

South Sudan Enemies Find Uneasy Refuge Together at a U.N. Base

As South Sudan observed the fourth anniversary of its independence this week, thousands of civilians spent it crammed into this United Nations base, which was originally intended to lodge people helping the world’s newest nation stand on its own. Now the base is home...
Valentino Deng: A ‘Lost Boy’ returns to Sudan

Valentino Deng: A ‘Lost Boy’ returns to Sudan

photo Nicholas Kristof/The New York Times Nicholas Kristof brought the story Valentino Deng to life. Deng was 7 when he fled Marial Bai, in what is now South Sudan, after the village was attacked by a Sudanese militia. He became one of the legendary Sudanese “Lost...