This Note examines whether Justice Goldstone's proposal for an oil-for-food program is feasible in today's international political climate and whether it would be effective in curtailing the violence and aiding civilians in Darfur. Part I begins by examining the reasons behind China's reluctance to support international initiatives to achieve peace in Darfur. Part II discusses the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq and outlines proposals for avoiding problems that plagued that program. Finally, Part III takes into consideration the political and logistical difficulties that are likely to arise from the institution of an oil-for-food program in Sudan, and concludes that such an initiative would be a politically feasible method of placing significant pressure on the Khartoum regime.
Russell P. McAleavey,
Pressuring Sudan: The Prospect of an Oil-for-Food Program for Darfur,
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