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Mass Atrocities

Critical Thinking in Genocide Prevention: How We Think Matters

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?

Syria Exhibit at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

If "Never Again" means that the world will mobilize to stop mass atrocities -- genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -- then the integration of an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum showing ongoing crimes in Syria that rise to that level belies our commitment to such a slogan.

Getting Off the Wheel of Misfortune: US Policy and Syrian Suffering

Lisa Schirch | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Lisa Schirch

Syria is yet another tragedy where the U.S. has no good options, and this is partly a result of its own inconsistent and contradictory policy and goals. Ending violence in Syria requires a long-term solution. There just isn't any quick fix.

Atrocities Prevention: In the National Interest?

Daniel Solomon | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Daniel Solomon

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Syria discussion on Monday night, amidst a thorough discussion of horses and bayonets, raised an important question.

Converting Rhetoric Into Reality on Atrocity Prevention

John Bradshaw | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
John Bradshaw

The next administration needs to consistently send the message to the public and Congress that preventing genocide and mass atrocities is in the national interest.

Obama's Lack of Credibility Undermines His Initiative on Genocide Prevention

Harut Sassounian | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

For his new super agency on "Mass Atrocities" to have any credibility, Pres. Obama should stop playing political games with genocide, recognize previous "Mass Atrocities", such as the Armenian Genocide, and draw appropriate lessons from them.

Naomi Campbell, Blood Diamonds, and the Big Picture

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

Diamonds may prove not to be a girl's best friend later this month as the model Naomi Campbell travels to the The Hague to testify at the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Preventing Genocide

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Glickman

Recently I participated in a year-long effort to identify practical steps that could enhance the capacity of the U.S. government to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.