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Speaker(s): David Leonard, General Olusegun Obasanjo; Professor James Putzel; Clare Short

Recorded on 18 March 2009 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

With its most recent press release the Crisis States Research Centre (LSE) prompted fierce debate on the international response to the ongoing crisis in the Eastern DRC. Reactions to the arrest of the rebel leader Laurent Nkunda in Rwanda on 22 January are loud and divided, though international actions continue to follow the same three trends identified in the CSRC release. This response, says the CSRC, fails to comprehend the cause, complexity and extent of the crisis.

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