Scholars of genocide have identified nearly three-dozen situations around the world that could be considered pre-genocidal. These are states that could attempt to annihilate their ethnic and religious minorities. What have we learned from past genocides, including the one that occurred in Rwanda in 1994? Maria Armoudian speaks to the commander of the peacekeeping forces in Rwanda, General Romeo Dallaire.
General Romeo Dallaire is a Canadian humanitarian, author and retired general. Dallaire served as the head of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda between 1993 and 1994 and attempted to stop the genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis.
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