Linnea Lönnberg

Corrie Hulse

What follows is the introduction to When We Let People Die: The Failure of the Responsibility to Protect, published by The Mantle in 2018. This collection of essays, by The Mantle's managing editor Corrie Hulse, examines the shortcomings in the implementation of the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect, and what might be done to remedy international complacence in the face of mass atrocities. 


Silke Melbye-Hansen

Téa Rokolj

Nearly two decades have passed since factions in Bosnia and Herzegovina put down their arms, and yet the embers of conflict between ethnic groups still burn. "What I do know, what is clear, is that in Bosnia and Herzegovina extremely bad people are in power," observes the writer Alma Lazarevska. In this penetrating, bilingual interview by Téa Rokolj, Lazarevska expounds on literature, inspiration, and life in post-war Sarajevo. [Bosanski/Hrvatski/Srpski jezik]

Corrie Hulse

It was barely over a month ago that newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave her first public address as Ambassador. She chose to do so at the Invisible Children Fourth Estate Leadership Summit, speaking to young activists.

Power gave an impassioned address to the young crowd, calling on their new breed of activism.

“...we need your positive moral vision more than ever.

Shaun Randol

Bravery comes in many forms. As Salman Rushdie said to me in an interview, and confirmed at the opening night of PEN World Voices Festival of Internatioanl Literature, the artist standing up to repression is just one kind of bravery. Another is the courage to create a new work of art and overcome technical or emotional challenges.

Corrie Hulse

"America's reputation suffers, and our ability to bring about change is constrained when we are perceived as idle in the face of mass atrocities and genocide." - Presidential Study Directive 10, April 4, 2011

Corrie Hulse

Corrie Hulse

In the midst of the referendum on independence in Sudan in early 2011, there was great concern that the situation would deteriorate into a full-blown civil war. Tensions were high, with outbreaks of violence in many of the border towns, such as Abyei. Calls were made stateside for the appointing of a high-level US diplomat for Darfur, as well as making genocide prevention a priority among the international community. After the vote on January 9, 2011, we saw the creation of the new state of South Sudan.

Corrie Hulse

The United Nations doctrine on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is state-centric, there's no doubt about that, but does that mean states are the only viable actors when it comes to protecting civilians from mass atrocities? In this essay, Corrie Hulse argues that when states fail to act on R2P, it is the responsibility of civilians and N.G.O.s to step up and push governments into action.