A Good Man To Have In A Crisis

"I think we did stop a war recently in Somalia, and nobody noticed," says Gareth Evans, 61, president and CEO of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. That's classic Evans — brash and forceful — but it's exactly those qualities that ensure the NGO's voice is heard, and heeded, where it matters most: among the world's power brokers.

In July, the U.N. Security Council was set to consider an exemption to the arms embargo imposed on lawless Somalia in 1992, to allow a regional "peace support" operation to proceed in a country that has had no strong central government...

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