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Armenian genocide news and analysis from The Nation
April 27, 2021
The Most Righteous Thing Joe Biden Has Done as President
His decision to label the mass murder of Armenians as “genocide” finally put the US on the right side of an awful chapter in world history.
October 31, 2019
This Is Not How You Show Solidarity
Ilhan Omar’s commitment to principle is one of her great strengths, but declining to recognize the Armenian genocide is an unforced error.
David M. Perry
April 17, 2019
What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?
The international system is still structured to protect perpetrators. It’s time we adopt a prevention-focused policy.
November 7, 2017
Turkey Is Sliding Deeper Into Dictatorship
The arrest of noted human-rights defender Osman Kavala marks an escalation in the Erdoğan government’s ferocious campaign against all critics.
October 13, 2016
The Armenian Genocide Finally Gets Its Due With the Film ‘The Promise’
An epic motion picture, it will introduce general audiences to a tragic chapter of history that has been shamefully denied for far too long.
Pietro A. Shakarian
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May 19, 2015
Turkey’s June Elections: The Last Chance to Save Democracy?
President Erdogan plans to rewrite the Constitution and concentrate yet more power in his hands.
October 21, 2014
‘With This Madness, What Art Could There Be?’
An Armenian-American writer asks if the Armenian obsession with genocide recognition is worth its emotional and psychological price.
March 13, 2013
Two Rights and A Wrong: On Taner Akçam
A historian’s view of why political demands, past and present, have weighed on Turkish debates about the Armenian genocide.
June 14, 2010
How Turkey is chasing China to become the next big thing.