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September 10, 2020
With just seven weeks until Cote d'Ivoire's presidential election, supporters of political parties, security forces, and militias have clashed in the streets, resulting in fatality estimates from seven to 26. A new report from a Simon-Skjodt Center fellow analyzes the evolving risks of mass atrocities in the country and the steps that domestic and international actors have taken to help prevent large-scale violence around the upcoming elections
June 10, 2020
When English-speaking civilians in Cameroon began protesting discriminatory government policies in 2016, government security forces cracked down violently. With more than 3,000 Cameroonians killed and 700,000 displaced since the beginning of the crisis, the violence shows no signs of abating, and the global coronavirus pandemic further complicates life in the Anglophone regions of the country.
May 13, 2020
At a recent workshop, Data for Peace and Security: leveraging the opportunities of data-driven innovation and technological developments, four key themes emerged. Today, policymakers are increasingly embracing data science and new technologies, recognizing the critical role they can play in promoting peace and improving security. As the adoption of these tools accelerates, renewed attention is needed to the challenges of communication, security, and ethics.
April 8, 2020
No new mass killing episodes began in 2019, according to the latest review by the Early Warning Project. This good news, however, is tempered by the historically high number of ongoing mass killings: 20 separate episodes as of the end of 2019, perpetrated by 10 states and 10 nonstate groups, in 15 countries.
March 31, 2020
The private sector in Côte d'Ivoire has a critical role to play in ensuring a peaceful electoral process through 2020.
February 6, 2020
For the seventh year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a comparison survey in December to solicit opinions on countries' relative risks for new mass killing. In this post we highlight the highest-risk country according to survey respondents: Burkina Faso.
December 19, 2019
The Museum and Dartmouth College released their latest early warning report at a Capitol Hill launch event co-hosted with the Senate Human Rights Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
December 2, 2019
To help the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Early Warning Project forecast atrocity risk in 2020, 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.
August 8, 2019
Forty years ago, the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime marked the end of four brutal years of mass deportation, forced labor, and extermination, which claimed the lives of an estimated two million people. On this anniversary, Cambodia provided a fitting backdrop for the 14th Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars aimed at rethinking genocide studies and prevention.
May 30, 2019
The incumbent Awami League’s sweeping electoral victory appears to signal a lower risk of mass atrocities in the near term.