In the spring of 1994, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and Moderate Hutus were killed in a horrific genocide. One Hundred Days of Silence is a scathing look at the challenges of humanitarian intervention, the history of U.S. policy toward the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and the role of genocide in the larger context of strategic studies. It looks at the principal questions of what the U.S. knew, and why it didn't intervene, and how non-intervention was justified within the American bureaucracy.
Jared Cohen, a Rhodes Scholar, received his BA from Stanford University and his Master's in International Relations from Oxford University. He is the author of Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East.
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