Give This Job to the Security Council

By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Washington Post. It would be a hundred times better if the Haitian politicians themselves implemented a solution. History, however, is not encouraging. Meanwhile, gangs rampage freely and several million very poor people teeter on the brink of starvation and cholera. Over seventy years ago the international community invented the United Nations’ peacekeeping machinery for just such emergencies. If there was ever a time it was needed, it is now, in Haiti.

Channelize the Population’s Anger

By Sauveur Pierre Etienne. The population’s spontaneous resistance to the gangs is a force to be reckoned with, yet undirected it could lead to anarchy. It remains the responsibility of the Haitian elite to forge a functioning state extending its sovereignty over the whole territory,