The power of the UN to protect Humanity Part II – The endless conflict in South Sudan

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  By Iona Mulder – In 2011, the Security Council assigned a peace-keeping mission, UNMISS, to South Sudan to help stabilize this young turbulent nation. In my previous article, I described the bureaucratic progress of the deployment of the mission… Continue Reading

Mass Atrocities in the Digital Age – Can We Stop a Genocide With Our Cell Phone?

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  By Koen Kluessien – “Never again” is an oft-repeated quote at Holocaust remembrances and unlike the adagio “lest we forget”, it encompasses a call to action to prevent future mass atrocities. The idea is that through remembering past atrocities… Continue Reading

Different Shades of Denial: are the White House and the German far right relativizing the Holocaust?

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By Marieke Zoodsma   January is an important month for those involved in Holocaust remembrance; the 27th of January, the day that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a month… Continue Reading

Populist rivalry: Trump’s impact on the future and politics of Israel

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   Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 (creative commons).   By Laurien Vastenhout   After a period of disbelief and evasive responses, the world now has to face that Donald Trump is President of the United States. To the extent possible,… Continue Reading