Brad Brooks-Rubin has led the US State Department’s conflict diamond desk for 4 and 1/2 years, and is moving on. He recently talked with JCK magazine about the controversies during his tenure, what he has learned, and the plusses and minuses of the KP. Here is the interview.

It sheds a light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Kimberley Process, and show how hard it is to make this a perfect protection against the flow of conflict diamonds into the market. It also shows the efforts that are engaged in doing their best.

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