China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now
It’s expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.
It’s Time to Hold Myanmar Accountable
A year after the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya began, the United States is still dragging its feet.
Les Monstres Among Us
Two French best-sellers draw warnings for the present from the stories of Hitler’s henchmen.
The Holocaust Existentialist
Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, dead at 92, showed the world the Holocaust through eyewitnesses.
An Obscure Magazine From 1934 Predicted the Nazi Genocide
What a long-lost magazine teaches us about demagoguery and our response to it.
Poland’s Holocaust Denialism Will Come Back to Haunt It
Polish leaders thought peddling historical revisionism at home had no consequences; now, it could threaten two crucial alliances.
Tillerson Finally Brands Myanmar Crisis ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
Beyond harsh words, Washington hasn’t meted out punishment on Myanmar yet.
Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late?
The U.S. pulled military assistance to Myanmar in the wake of abuses toward the Rohingya people, but does anyone have enough leverage to end the ethnic cleansing?
For Years, U.N. Was Warned of Threat to Rohingya in Myanmar
Myanmar’s Muslim crackdown “has been decades in the making.”
The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians
The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them?
As Tragedy Unfolds in Myanmar, the People’s Heroine Stokes the Flames of Hatred
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya civilians are trapped in a cycle of violence perpetuated by Myanmar’s military, exacerbated by Islamist militants, and inflamed by Aung San Suu Kyi.
The World Knew Ahead of Time the Rohingya Were Facing Genocide
We've never known more about oncoming atrocities, but are still mostly helpless to stop them.
We Are Witnessing the Elimination of Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria
It's time for the United States to act.
Germany’s Oft-Forgotten Colonial Atrocities in Africa Spark New Lawsuit
A new lawsuit brings Germany's forgotten genocide in Namibia back into the spotlight
U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations
The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation.
Hiroshima, My Father, and the Lie of U.S. Innocence
Why Washington hid Japan’s crimes, and its own, in the reckoning of justice after World War II.
After 50 Years of Denial, Indonesia Takes Shaky Steps Toward Historical Reckoning
Foreign Policy spoke with genocide researcher Jessica Melvin about this month’s encouraging developments.