Syria and Egypt: genocidal violence, Western response

The contradictions of the crisis: on openDemocracy: Syria's war is posing acute problems to western political leaders. The largest-scale use of chemical weapons to date, in opposition-held areas east of Damascus on 21 August 2013, killed over 350 civilians and hospitalised 3,000 more. The crisis this has unleashed is bringing the United States and France… Continue reading Syria and Egypt: genocidal violence, Western response

Understanding Today’s Genocides – The Snare of Analogy

A short paper published by Global Dialogue (paywall). The spectre of genocide is always that of a repeat of the last genocide. Many Israelis, faced with the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon, fear a 'second Holocaust'. The UN works to prevent 'another Rwanda', and genocide campaigners believe that one happened in Darfur. Genocide politics… Continue reading Understanding Today’s Genocides – The Snare of Analogy