New report: High risk of genocide in Burma

September 9, 2013 |

The Sentinel Project has released a report assessing the risk of genocide against Muslim minorities in Burma and has found the risk level to be high in light of intensified persecution. The initial enthusiasm surrounding recent political reform in Burma has recently given way to reminders of the dark legacy of the nation’s past. Among…

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The Crime of Barbarity IV

September 5, 2013 |

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries of Galileo essentially supplanted the grounding of human social orders in morality with the foundation of society in…

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The Crime of Barbarity III

August 29, 2013 |

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries of Galileo essentially supplanted the grounding of human social orders in morality with the foundation of society in…

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A Formula for Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

August 28, 2013 |

August 27, 2013 – A failed attempt to initiate violence by 969 members, including Buddhist monks, illustrated something of the method of ethnic cleansing in Burma. A masked man in Thandwe attacked a Buddhist woman. While there was no way to determine the attacker’s ethnicity, organized Rakhine crowds operated under the assumption, or ruse, that…

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The Crime of Barbarity V

August 27, 2013 |

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries of Galileo essentially supplanted the grounding of human social orders in morality with the foundation of society in…

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The Crime of Barbarity II

August 22, 2013 |

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries of Galileo essentially supplanted the grounding of human social orders in morality with the foundation of society in…

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Confidential Source Inside Burma Paints a Disturbing Picture of Eid Violence

August 18, 2013 |

A confidential source inside Burma reported to the Sentinel Project on the Eid violence which began August 9. The most concerning information relayed is that despite the official abolition of NaSaKa announced by Thein Sein in mid-July 2013, the force, which has been accused of countless human rights violations, continues to operate under the guise…

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The Crime of Barbarity I

August 15, 2013 |

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries of Galileo essentially supplanted the grounding of human social orders in morality with the foundation of society in…

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The Portrayal of Burma Through Western Media

August 9, 2013 |

Shortly before July, Time Magazine announced its intention to publish a cover story naming Wirathu, a militant nationalist Burmese monk, “The Face of Buddhist Terror.” Until July, Wirathu was relatively obscure outside Burma, and although most were aware of Burma’s significant ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, few knew about the virulent and violent proscriptions for…

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Risk of genocide in Azerbaijan directly linked to risk of war

June 19, 2013 |

A recurrence of the inter-ethnic violence of the early 1990s hinges on the possibility of conventional war in Nagorno-Karabakh The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 sparked war and ethnic cleansing in the Central Caucus region, as former states of the multinational USSR attempted to establish ethnically homogeneous nation-states. While this was not true…

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