Welcoming President Bashir -- a wanted war criminal -- to Chad not only sends the wrong message to the Sudanese people but to perpetrators around the world.
Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address highlighting many important and pressing issues while missing others.
This week Sudan received two undeserved rewards -- the Vice Presidency of ECOSOC and an economic development conference in Germany -- prompting outrage.
There has been far too little pressure for a resolution between Sudan and South Sudan. But civil society continues to call loudly for action.
Even as this year of little progress comes to an end, the United States must lead international action if 2013 is to be a better year in the Sudans.
With the most important players sitting on the sidelines, the people in Darfur, Abyei and elsewhere have very little to be thankful for.