Tag: genocide

Paranoia and the Perils of Misreading

Paranoia and the Perils of Misreading

In the summer of 2021, genocide scholar Dirk Moses published an article in the Swiss online journal Geschichte der Gegenwart (History of the Present) titled, “The German Catechism.” He argued that Germany’s sense of its special obligation to Jews after the Holocaust has become a debilitating...

Bangladesh Stands Tall in Rohingya Crisis

Bangladesh Stands Tall in Rohingya Crisis

As the world watches in horror at the escalating Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, Bangladesh shows what a bit of empathy can do. Bangladesh is not rich by any means. In fact, it is one of the world’s poorest nations, with more than a third of its population living under the poverty line. That is a...

Accusations of Genocide Rock Myanmar’s Transition

Accusations of Genocide Rock Myanmar’s Transition

With claims of genocide in Myanmar, the international community has failed to usher the country through its democratic transition. Al Jazeera English recently broadcast a documentary, which was supported by a Yale Law School report, that accused the Myanmar government of an orchestrated campaign...

The World This Week: Genocide, Cannibalism and Forest Fires

The World This Week: Genocide, Cannibalism and Forest Fires

Genocide in Myanmar and cannibalism in South Sudan are mere trifles compared to the catastrophic forest fires in Indonesia. The brown and yellow races mingle where the borders of Bangladesh, Myanmar and India meet. Less than seven decades ago, these lands were part of the British Empire. Largely...

“Strong Evidence” of Genocide Raises Stakes in Myanmar

“Strong Evidence” of Genocide Raises Stakes in Myanmar

Genocide is the most serious charge that can be levied in international law and should not be taken lightly. The existence of persecution, severe human rights abuses and a high risk of mass atrocities has long been recognized in Myanmar. But now a newly released assessment finds “strong...

The Srebrenica Massacre: 20 Years Later

The Srebrenica Massacre: 20 Years Later

As the largest atrocity in Europe since World War II, memories of the Srebrenica massacre are still fresh. Twenty years have passed since the Srebrenica massacre, when over 8,300 Muslims were murdered over four days by forces led by General Ratko Mladić. The former Bosnian Serb military leader,...

John Pilger: The Silent Death of Cambodia

John Pilger: The Silent Death of Cambodia

In this film, John Pilger presents “Cambodia Year Zero.” At the international court convened in Cambodia, two former Khmer Rouge leaders, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, have been finally convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity — the genocide that killed up to...

Justice for Kenya

Justice for Kenya

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav...

France’s 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

France’s 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

French intervention in the Central African Republic has turned out to be a bigger challenge than initially expected. Under the pretext of sparing the world another genocide, France deployed 1,600 troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) late last year. Since Operation Sangaris was launched,...

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