(Un)Noticing Yemen: The Forgotten War in Yemen and Critical Genocide Studies

Shmuel Lederman, Zohar Lederman

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The war in Yemen, which began in late 2014, has received relatively little attention from genocide scholars, despite the hundreds of thousands of victims it has claimed. In this article, we examine the war through the lens of Critical Genocide Studies (CGS), as a case study of how and why a mass atrocity that leads to the destruction of a substantial part of a distinct group becomes “forgotten” or “hidden.” At the same time, we problematize previous attempts to come to terms with Yemen by critical genocide scholars. Our aim is to sharpen the challenges and conundrums that emerge when attempting to include in the study of genocide cases that are outside the “hegemonic” concept of genocide and the common “genocidal imagination.”.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Genocide Research
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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© 2024 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


  • critical genocide studies
  • forgotten genocides
  • hidden genocides
  • Yemen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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