Twenty-six years after the end of the Bosnian war, the country could be on the brink of disintegration, while continued genocide denial, recent hate incidents, and divisive nationalism raise concerns about conflict escalation and civilian targeting.
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While the Taliban takeover threatens civilians across Afghanistan, the country’s women and girls and Hazara populations are at particular risk of mass atrocities. Even prior to the Taliban’s seizing control of the country, the Early Warning Project’s Statistical Risk Assessment ranked Afghanistan second in the world for the risk of a new onset of mass killing of civilians in 2020-21.