Here’s Why Genocide Keeps Happening

The Social, Economic, and Political Conditions That Lead to the Worst War Crimes

Here’s Why Genocide Keeps Happening

A century since the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, and over half a century since 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, mass atrocities continue to take place across the globe, without any sign of stopping. In March, human rights investigators for the United Nations disclosed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria’s persecution and killings of Yazidis, a religious minority in Northern Iraq, appeared to be “clearly orchestrated” and gave cause for alarm at a probable genocide.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has made the list of …

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