Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Against Genocide
Awol Allo, Keele University; Bridget Conley, World Peace Foundation; Alex de Waal, World Peace Foundation; Cameron Hudson, Atlantic Council; Roba Jilo, The Fletcher School; Paulos Tesfagiorgis; and Awet Weldemichael, Queens University.
December 9 is International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this […]Continue Reading →
By Bridget Conley | Alex de Waal | Deborah Mayersen | Hollie Nyseth Brehm
This alert was published by the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). The views expressed herein are the authors’ alone and do not represent the views of IAGS as an organization.
Ethiopia: Indicators of imminent […]Continue Reading →
Genocide in Yemen?
On December 6, Yemen peace talks began near Stockholm, Sweden. As we place our hopes for the security of the Yemeni people in the fragile prospect of a political settlement, we cannot allow ourselves to forget the crimes that have already been committed by the Saudi-led coalition and the U.S. under successive administrations. No […]Continue Reading →
Orphans of the Armenian Genocide: A Place to Remember
It was our first time in Lebanon. My daughter Anoush, a graduate student in anthropology at UCLA, and I were having breakfast with a Turkish friend, a scholar of the late Ottoman Empire, in Beirut’s beautiful Hotel Bristol. We mentioned that we were planning to visit Jbeil (Byblos) that day to see the old Crusader […]Continue Reading →
In the of the 3 November 2016 edition of the London Review of Books, Alex de Waal reviews From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990-94 by André Guichaoua, translated by Don Webster. Below are excerpts, the full review is available from LRB.
There was certainly a determined effort to kill every Tutsi […]Continue Reading →
Scott Straus: Making and Unmaking Nations
On October 20, 2015, the World Peace Foundation and Tufts Initiative on Mass Atrocities and Genocide invited Scott Straus to present the key findings from his book. Straus started his presentation by laying out the research puzzle. Why does mass violence develop in some cases but not others? He tackles this problem by systematically comparing cases in post-Cold War, sub-Saharan Africa that experienced genocide with those that did not, despite the presence of similar risk factors: Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Sudan (Darfur). He finds that deep-rooted ideologies—national founding narratives—play a crucial role in shaping strategies of violence.Continue Reading →
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