The UN Security Council has played the role of fool for too long on South Sudan. It is time for an arms embargo and additional targeted sanctions.
Removing the weapons fueling the war in South Sudan is long overdue and, unfortunately, needed more than ever.
As we mark the beginning of the third year of conflict in South Sudan, the risk of famine and further atrocities remains grave. But not all news is bad.
Signing South Sudan's peace agreement is a critical first step. But now the real work comes to sustain the peace, avert a famine and to bring justice.
Last night in Ethiopia, President Obama called for immediate action to end the violence in South Sudan before it was too late.
It's time for President Obama to work with regional leaders to demand a peace agreement for South Sudan and to back that demand with consequences.
The people of South Sudan should be celebrating the fourth anniversary of their independence. But the harsh realities in South Sudan make that difficult.
South Sudanese activist Simon Deng is now on day 17 of a hunger strike aimed at getting President Obama to increase pressure for peace in South Sudan.
Four successes show that the news is not all bad in the world of atrocity prevention and that we have something hopeful to build off of for 2015.
As we look to the new year, here's a glimpse of where things stand in South Sudan and why action must be taken now to prevent another year of devastation.