February 22, 2021
For the eighth year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a comparison survey in December to solicit wisdom-of-the-crowd opinions on countries' relative risks for new mass killing. South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen ranked highest-risk.
January 28, 2021
A recent extremist attack that killed 105 civilians highlights the need for international attention and immediate action to mitigate risk for mass atrocities in Niger.
Failure is Not an Option: The International Community Must Respond to Atrocities Against the Uyghurs
December 22, 2020
In a guest post, Lord David Alton discusses international justice mechanisms to hold China accountable for atrocities committed against the Uyghur community, and urgent support needed for victims and survivors.
December 3, 2020
Hilary Matfess, PhD candidate and USIP Peace Scholar Fellow, discusses the latest developments in the crisis and what they mean for the risk of mass atrocities.
December 1, 2020
To help the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Early Warning Project forecast atrocity risk in 2021, please participate in our annual pairwise comparison survey, an innovative opinion aggregation method, which presents countries head-to-head and asks respondents to choose which is more likely to experience a new mass killing in the new year. The survey will run for one month, until December 31, 2020.
November 20, 2020
This report examines how Burma can uphold its obligations to prevent genocide as called for by the International Court of Justice. It looks at rights to citizenship and participation in public affairs.
November 19, 2020
Ethiopian civilians are at risk in the country's two-week-old conflict, where government and TPLF forces have already killed hundreds.
November 9, 2020
Rohingya survivors told us their stories. We let them know their messages are being heard around the world.
October 29, 2020
The elections themselves are unlikely to trigger mass atrocities, but they may solidify marginalization of the Rohingya, keeping them at risk of mass atrocities, including genocide.
October 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have long-lasting consequences for nearly every aspect of civilization, including the perpetration and prevention of mass atrocities. As part of our annual Sudikoff Seminar, the Simon-Skjodt Center brought together scholars, practitioners, and civil society representatives to discuss possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dynamics of mass atrocities and atrocity prevention.