This collection of essays looks at African and international responses to the Dafur crisis to date, and examines future options to protect vulnerable civilians in Darfur.

'An extremely valuable and timely analysis for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of international responses to the conflict in Darfur.' - Dismas Nkunda, Co-Chair, Darfur Consortium

'In Darfur the world has failed the first big test of its "responsibility to protect". This collection of essays offers unique insights from inside players, explaining why the killing was allowed to go on and making a powerful case for earlier intervention.' - David Loyn, BBC Developing World Correspondent