Tag Archives: Ethnic conflict

Limiting Myanmar’s Rohingya?

The Rohingya Muslims of Myamnar have been described as some of the world’s least wanted, and most persecuted, people. Now, a government-appointed commission has declared that their rapidly growing population represents a serious threat that makes ethnic Buddhists feel insecure. Hundreds of people have been killed, and many Muslim villages burned down, in communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the […]

‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 153-page report, “‘All You Can Do is Pray’: Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in […]

Mapping hate speech to predict ethnic violence

In the months leading up to the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the radio station Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines blanketed the country with anti-Tutsi propaganda, inciting its Hutu listeners to “exterminate the cockroaches.” During the genocide, the station took on an even more active role, reading out lists of people to be killed and […]

Mali’s Tuareg people retain dream of independence amid persecution

The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, recently berated Mali’s president Dioncounda Traoré about increasing reports of military violence against light-skinned civilians. Human Rights Watch and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have also accused the Malian army of racist attacks against innocent Tuareg, Arabs and Fulani men. As many feared, wresting the northern two […]

Diagnosing Diasporas: A Comprehensive Effort to Understand Variations in Mobilization and Extremism

A lecture on diaspora mobilization, and why some diasporas mobilize and some not. Prof. Dr. Stephen Saideman (website: http://stevesaideman.com/ – Twitter: https://twitter.com/smsaideman) Prof. Dr. Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. In addition to his books, The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict […]

Call for papers: First Graduate Workshop on Post-Soviet Ethnic Conflicts Research

The Graduate School of Politics of the University of Münster is issuing a call for papers for its first workshop on ethnic conflicts research in the post-Soviet area to be held April, 5-7th, 2013, in Münster. The call for papers is aimed at young researchers from all disciplines focusing on conflict studies in the above […]