Daniel Chirot

Daniel Chirot is professor of international studies and of sociology at the University of Washington. He is the author of Modern Tyrants (1996) and coauthor, with Clark McCauley, of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (2006).

April 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2

The Debacle in Côte d’Ivoire

Despite hopes that 2005 would see an end to hostilities between rebels and government forces, neither disarmament nor elections took place. How did this once-prosperous country end up on the verge of anarchy and disaster?