The Aral Sea Crisis
“You cannot fill the Aral with Tears.” – Muhammad Salikh – By Jangul Erlon-Baurjan When it was the fourth largest body of inland water in the world, the Aral Sea fed life into Central Asia and supported three-quarters of its population. It was the...
Regarding Reconciliation: The Herero’s Long Quest for Justice
After more than a century, a minority ethnic group in Namibia insists that history be recognized: reparations are the key to restoring economic, political, and social rights. But their disorganized efforts have also curbed social reintegration and...
The 20th Century’s First Genocide: Not the Holocaust, but the Herero
How far back can the roots of the Holocaust be traced? The events that took place from 1941 – 1945 bore a striking resemblance to atrocities carried out years before in German South West Africa. Many of the ideologies that fueled the Holocaust, as...
“Acts of Courage” to Commemorate the 23rd Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
Acts of Courage" is Remembering Srebrenica's theme for 2018 Srebrenica Commemoration to highlight ordinary people who undertook extraordinary acts of courage during the Bosnian genocide....
Christmas in Mosul: Interfaith Peace in Practice
The first Christmas mass held in Mosul since coalition forces retook the city from ISIS in July took place amid tight security on December 24th, 2017, with the help of the city’s Muslim community. A powerful message of religious coexistence sent...
The Road to Nowhere: The Future of Myanmar’s Displaced Rohingya
Since August 2017, the Rohingya of Myanmar have faced unspeakable violence at the hands of the army. In the fourth and final installment of our four-part series about the state-sanctioned violence against the Rohingya, we explore the current state...
Reflections on the 2017 Global South-South Development Expo
How can actors from the Global South support each other as they work positive change in their own countries? This was the central thematic question of UNOSSC’s recent “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social, and Environmental...
More Than Semantics: Defining the Violence Against the Rohingya
The violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya population during past weeks and months has been recorded and reported by numerous news outlets, international organizations, and human rights advocacy groups worldwide. Despite a general call to the end the...
The Rohingya: The World’s Most Persecuted Minority
They are frequently referred to as 'the most persecuted minority in the world.' When trying to understand the Rohingya crisis, it is important to understand the historical and social underpinnings of the current violence; understanding the Rohingya...
Richard Mosse’s “The Enclave”: A Work in Still and Moving Images
By Struan Kennedy Irish documentary artist Richard Mosse unites technology with the conceptual through a simple but strong metaphorical link: making the invisible visible. The technology in question is 16mm infrared film, developed by the US...