Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi appeared to be the perfect candidates to find a way out of the Syrian civil war. The odds, however, were stacked against them. The Syrian regime was prepared to do whatever necessary to survive, whatever the cost to the country. At the same time, the opposition was unwilling to accept […]Read more
Author I. William Zartman
I. William Zartman is Professor Emeritus at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is also the author and editor of numerous books.
Genocides do not break out unannounced; they are preceded and prepared by identity conflicts that can escalate into mass killing.Read more