Behind the News: Sanctions for Sudan

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President Bush's announcement today that the United States will impose new economic sanctions on Sudan comes as welcome news to the large and growing chorus of activists who have repeatedly called for U.S. intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

For more on what is happening in Darfur, what can be done to stem the killing, and how domestic activism has shaped the international response to the genocide, see the Q&A with John Prendergast in this week's issue of U.S.News & World Report, available here on