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When Humanitarian Intervention Turns Into Regime Change

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Daniel R. DePetris

During three full days in September 2005, 170 U.N. member states gathered for an extraordinary summit meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York to assess the state of international development in the world.

Atrocities v. School Books

Simon Adams | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home
Simon Adams

We are at a disturbing conjuncture in world history. There are currently more people displaced by war, persecution and conflict than at any time since World War Two -- almost 60 million in total.

Is the U.S. Congress Serious About Achieving Accountability in Syria?

Kip Hale | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home
Kip Hale

The U.S. House of Representatives' recent resolution urging for the creation of a temporary UN criminal tribunal for Syria is a worrisome departure from American leadership in the field. For a number of reasons, this resolution and underlying strategy is ill-advised and does little to increase the chance that justice will come to the victims of atrocities in Syria.

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

It's About Time, My World

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Lydia Canaan

It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world?

"We Are Seen as Infidels and Traitors, for Hundred Years Now"

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Nuri Kino

They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.

Where's the Outrage Over the Beheadings in Saudi Arabia?

Bill Blum | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Bill Blum

The first step in ending tyranny is to expose its existence--to let the tyrants know that we're watching and won't turn away until they are forced to change their ways or stand down once and for all.

Bridging Technology and Law to Bring Perpetrators

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Mark S. Ellis

"Citizen journalists" typically use social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter to disseminate real-time news and first-hand accounts of sometimes startling events.

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

John Feffer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
John Feffer

Is ISIS medieval? However much ISIS is committed to returning the world to the seventh century, their atrocities have a more complicated genealogy that stretches from the beheadings of the Middle Ages through the tortures of 18th-century France all the way up to the present day.

Sad Presentiments

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I think often, especially recently, of this particular etching by Francisco Goya, the frontispiece to a suite of 82 prints Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War).

The Meaning of Good Friday

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

What is this death? The Cross returns to us again and again in our lives. When we bear witness to the child or the teen shot dead because of the wrong time, or the wrong place, or the wrong color, or the wrong class.

Another Hurdle for International Criminal Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Kip Hale

At the international level, if those who promote and organize atrocities on both side of a conflict are not subject to accountability, the message of impunity to the citizens of that country undermines the establishment of a peaceful and well-functioning society.

Preventing Atrocities Is Everyone's Business

Tom Andrews | Posted 08.05.2013 | Home
Tom Andrews

Preventing genocide is everyone's business. Congress and the public deserve to know what the administration is doing to tackle America's most haunting foreign policy challenge.

PHOTOS: 10 Deadliest Periods In History (NEW BOOK)

Posted 05.16.2013 | Home

Matthew White is the author of Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History ($19.95, WW Norton). In this excerpt from the book, he discusse...

An Agenda for Global Leadership

Nancy E. Soderberg | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Nancy E. Soderberg

Despite this dramatic increase in their use, the administration has yet to clarify publicly the criteria for targeted killing and the mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with international law and the protection of civilians.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper On His Most Eye-Opening Experience

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper came to speak with me on Mondays With Marlo and shared a story about an event that opened his eyes and change...

More Atrocities in Afghanistan - Why Are We Surprised?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Steve Nelson

Here we go again. Photos published several weeks ago (taken in 2010) showed U.S. soldiers displaying the corpses and body parts of alleged Afghan ins...

On the War Porn We Don't See

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Even low-ranking servicemembers have not just to inform the population about the truth of war, but to ignite policy discussions and spur concessions to be made at the highest levels of authority.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Kinyarwanda

Dan Persons | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, we're looking at Kinyarwanda, a new drama in which director Alrick Brown uses a fractured timeline and mutable genres to portray how the Rwandan genocide of 1994 looked to those trapped in its madness.

Africa to Kony 2012: Stop Treating Us Like Victims

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
James Marshall Crotty

Africans want capital investment, access to global markets, and to be treated as self-sufficient players, not victims in need of continual rescue by their former colonizers. That is the respectful, tough-love attitude that will raise all boats on the African continent.

Time to End Counter-Insurgency In Afghanistan

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Jon Soltz

The counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan has failed, and it is time for President Obama to abandon it. In the wake of the horrific incident where a US soldier killed 16 innocent Afghans, and just weeks after American Marines were caught on tape desecrating the body of a dead enemy, and a pile of Korans were burned, that much is clear. It is time to employ a mission in Afghanistan that actually works, and leave a residual force in the region that focuses on destroying real threats to America. The sooner President Obama announces that, the better off our military and America will be.

Is Our Military Addicted to 'War Porn'?

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Our military is addicted to war porn, and this fact may ultimately usurp any legacy of honor or glory the military may cling to. No longer can the world be duped by the government-controlled facade of the U.S. soldier as a liberating force for good.

Actions of a Few Marines: Let's Not "Celebrate," Justify or Broad-Brush

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Dorian de Wind

I honestly believe that we Americans can and must start calling what is wrong by its name, without euphemisms, without excuses -- no ifs ands or buts about it.

Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Ethan Casey

What is there to think about, anyway? What is there to say, really, except that there's absolutely no excuse? No excuse for the policy makers and officers, but neither is there one for the brutalized young perpetrators.

John Rudolf

WATCH: U.S. Marines Appear To Urinate On Taliban Corpses | John Rudolf | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

Pentagon officials vowed Wednesday that a video posted online that appears to show U.S. Marines in Afghanistan urinating on dead Taliban fighters will...