Once more on ‘left-wing’ genocide denial

The Guardian journalist George Monbiot has written a further article, 'See No Evil', on the denial by Edward Herman and David Peterson of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995, in their book The Politics of Genocide which includes a supportive Preface by Noam Chomsky. Monbiot is responding… Continue reading Once more on ‘left-wing’ genocide denial

Review of Bosnia Remade and Balkan Genocides

Draft review for the Journal of Genocide Research Gerard Toal and Carl C. Dahlmann, Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and Its Reversal, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 978-0-19-973036-0. Paul Mojzes, Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, 978-1-4422-0663-2. The anti-population violence during the Bosnian War of 1992-95 was,… Continue reading Review of Bosnia Remade and Balkan Genocides

‘Left-wing’ genocide denial

George Monbiot has written an interesting take in The Guardian on 'left-wing' denial of the Srebrenica genocidal massacre and the Rwandan genocide, Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers. Monbiot refers to the recent book by Edward Herman (Noam Chomsky's collaborator of four decades) and David Peterson, with a… Continue reading ‘Left-wing’ genocide denial

The Karadzic trial and Bosnian realities, Open Democracy, 3 November 2009

The trial of the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is a test of justice and accountability over terrible crimes. But the trend of events in Bosnia itself also demands the international community‚Äôs urgent attention, says Martin Shaw. The trial of Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Serbian nationalist regime in Bosnia in the early 1990s, resumed… Continue reading The Karadzic trial and Bosnian realities, Open Democracy, 3 November 2009

Reply to Kees van der Pijl on Yugoslavia, 2002

Martin Shaw Political economy and political reaction: a reply to Kees van der Pijl This paper was submitted to the Review of International Political Economy, but declined for publication In 'From Gorbachev to Kosovo: Atlantic rivalries and the re-incorporation of Eastern Europe' (Review of International Political Economy 8:2, 2001, 275-310), my colleague Kees van der… Continue reading Reply to Kees van der Pijl on Yugoslavia, 2002

Denying the Bosnian genocide: the ICJ judgement

Letter to The Guardian, published in a slightly edited version, 28 February 2007The International Court of Justice judgement on Serbia's role in Bosnia is narrow, conservative and ultimately perverse. Sticking to the findings of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, the Court rules that only the Srebrenica massacre was genocide. Thus the judges isolated… Continue reading Denying the Bosnian genocide: the ICJ judgement