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Michael Moore: Mine risk education should be a life-long study

Posted by MAG | May 27, 2015

Michael Moore launched the Landmines in Africa blog in 2011 to provide a resource for mine action information on the Continent. Previously he spent five years working for Landmine Survivors Network as an administration and program officer. He currently works for PATH as the operations manager for their HIV/TB program. Visit his blog, Landmines in Africa, to learn more.

Success Through Partnership: State Department Undersecretary Visits Vietnam

Posted by MAG | March 16, 2015

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visits Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. “It’s important to remember how important it is to get rid of the results of war as fast as we can.”

Eric Newsom: A History of the U.S. State Department's Commitment to Humanitarian Mine Action

Posted by MAG | November 12, 2014

Eric Newsom worked at the U.S. State Department beginning in 1994 as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and later as Assistant Secretary in the Political-Military (PM) Bureau. During his time there, he worked to build a coordinated, well-funded demining program within the State Department.

One of the proudest accomplishments of my career was to work on the establishment and funding of the U.S. demining program at the State Department in the early 1990s.

Dr. Matthew Bolton: A Brief History of US Policy on Landmines

Posted by MAG | September 26, 2014

Dr. Matthew Bolton is assistant professor of political science at Pace University New York City. He is author of Foreign Aid and Landmine Clearance: Governance, Politics and Security in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan.

Combat Flip Flops' Message: Positivity, Creativity, Respect

Posted by MAG | September 26, 2014

Veteran Army Ranger Matthew “Griff” Griffin came up with the idea for Combat Flip Flops after visiting a factory in Afghanistan that supported the Afghan National Army. It was there, with his fellow Ranger Donald Lee, that Griff saw a way to enact meaningful and long-lasting change in countries damaged by years of conflict.