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One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide
     

One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide

by Jared A. Cohen
 

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ISBN-10: 0742552373

ISBN-13: 9780742552371

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

One Hundred Days of Silence is an important investigation into the 1994 Rwandan genocide and American foreign policy. During one hundred days of spring, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and sympathetic Hutus were slaughtered in one of the most atrocious events of the twentieth century. Drawing on declassified documents and testimony of policy makers, Jared

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One Hundred Days of Silence is an important investigation into the 1994 Rwandan genocide and American foreign policy. During one hundred days of spring, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and sympathetic Hutus were slaughtered in one of the most atrocious events of the twentieth century. Drawing on declassified documents and testimony of policy makers, Jared Cohen critically reconstructs the historical account of tacit policy that led to nonintervention. His analysis examines the questions of what the United States knew about the genocide and how the world's most powerful nation turned a blind eye. The study reveals the ease at which an administration can not only fail to intervene but also silence discussion of the crisis. The book argues that despite the extent of the genocide the American government was not motivated to act due to a lack of economic interest. With precision and passion, One Hundred Days of Silence frames the debate surrounding this controversial history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552371
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Missed Opportunities Chapter 2 The "Somalia Hangover": Peacekeeping Reformed Chapter 3 The "Dangerous Spring of 1994" Chapter 4 Getting Out Chapter 5 A Bureaucratic Nightmare Chapter 6 Calling It Genocide Chapter 7 Too Little, Too Late Chapter 8 Wrong Actions: What the United States Should Have Done Chapter 9 Appendix A: Chronology of U.S. Policy Toward Rwanda, 1992-1994 Chapter 10 Appendix B: List of Interviews Chapter 11 Appendix C: Flow Chart of Rwanda Decision-making Process Chapter 12 Appendix D: 1948 Genocide Convention Chapter 13 Appendix E: UN Charter, Chapter VI Chapter 14 Appendix F: Clinton's 1998 Apology in Rwanda

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