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Armenian genocide


  • Originally published 04/24/2017

    ‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

    Taner Akcam, a Turkish historian at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., who has studied the genocide for decades by piecing together documents from around the world to establish state complicity in the killings, says he has unearthed an original telegram that confirms authorities knew what was happening.

  • Originally published 04/24/2015

    America and the Armenian Genocide

    Steven Cromack

    As in 1915, the American government still struggles to balance moral leadership with political pragmatism.

  • Originally published 04/22/2015

    In Denial

    Atom Egoyan

    The Armenian genocide, a century later

  • Originally published 04/17/2015

    The Inconvenience of Genocide

    Rafael Medoff

    As a presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke plainly about the Armenian genocide. Why doesn’t he as president?

  • Originally published 04/12/2015

    Pope Calls Killings of Armenians ‘Genocide,’ Provoking Turkish Anger

    In addressing the Armenian question, Francis quoted from a 2001 declaration by Pope John Paul II and Catholicos Karekin II, the Armenian Apostolic Church’s supreme patriarch, in which the two leaders called the Armenian slaughter a campaign of extermination that was “generally referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century.”

  • Originally published 04/23/2013

    Historian Taner Akcam says Armenian border should be opened for normalization of relations

    As the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches, historian Taner Akcam suggests Turkey open its borders with Armenia as a step to normalize relations between the two countries. Talking to Today’s Zaman Akcam claims that the Armenian issue cannot be solved unless diplomatic ties are established.Akcam, who describes the 1915 events as “genocide,” says that Turkey should stop wasting its time with the argument that 1915 was not genocide “by exploiting people’s ignorance about this matter and creating an unnecessary debate.” He argues that 1.2 million Armenians were forced to relocate under the rule of the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) during the Ottoman Empire.He also argues that thirst, hunger and diseases were among the main reasons for the deaths, but the groups that were forced to migrate were intentionally led to take the longer routes and were not provided water and food during their journey....

  • Originally published 03/26/2013

    Yair Auron: Israel must recognize Armenian genocide

    YEREVAN, MARCH 23, ARMENPRESS: Being a country which experienced the suffering of the genocide, Israel has to recognize Armenian Genocide. Israeli historian, scholar and expert specializing on Holocaust and Genocide studies, racism and contemporary Jewry Yair Auron made a statement at two-day international scientific conference titled “Armenian Genocide. Challenges ahead of the century”....

  • Originally published 09/03/2017

    The Preacher Whose Statue Was Booted for Reagan

    Gil Troy

    A decade ago, the anti-slavery preacher Thomas Starr King was removed from the Capitol and replaced by Ronald Reagan. Maybe his statue should be placed in a certain white house.

  • Originally published 07/18/2017

    The Republican Way of Governing

    Steve Hochstadt

    When Senator Joe McCarthy tried to use hysterical fears of communism to attack all liberals, he was following a playbook used by both Democrats and Republicans. When Richard Nixon tried to corrupt our governmental structures to elect and then protect himself, I didn’t think his dishonesty was especially Republican. But the current “anything we can get away with” method of governing appears to have become standard Republican practice.