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Armenian Genocide

"The Hundred-Year Walk": A Conversation With Dawn Anahid MacKeen

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In 2007, Dawn Anahid MacKeen quit her magazine job in New York to write about her grandfather's persecution and unlikely survival of the Armenian Geno...

5 Hot Books: New Joyce Carol Oates, the Armenian Genocide, and an EMT's Wild Rides

The National Book Review | Posted 01.19.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be.

Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Turkey's Kurds

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Stefan Ihrig

JERUSALEM -- The renewed violence in the Turkish southeast owes a lot to an undigested history of violence against all sorts of ethnic and otherwise defined enemies of the Turkish state.

Our Last Stronghold Is Now Also Attacked: It's a Genocide Mr. President

Nuri Kino | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Nuri Kino

Outside Restaurant Miami in Qamishly in Syria before it was bombed They carry them on their shoulders - coffin after coffin. The priest calls out th...

100 Years After Armenian Genocide, This Photographer Brings Survivors Into The Light

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide this year has been an opportunity for historians, writers and artists to revisit the memory of the mas...

"We Are Seen as Infidels and Traitors, for Hundred Years Now"

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts...Really!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

There are no lies here: just honest reflection and heartfelt truth. Even if you don't know Martin well as an actress you'll enjoy this flowing account of one of our best actress's colorful life.

Lousine Shamamian Shakes the Earth at the Fringe Fest 2015

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

Humor, biography and historical tragedy often make for strange if not incompatible bedfellows, but Lousine Shamamian has managed to unite the three with brilliant gusto at this year's New York Fringe Festival.

'As the Poppies Bloomed': Love and Hate in 1915

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

Maral Boyadjian's debut novel, As the Poppies Bloomed is a fictionalized account of her family's experience during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which decimated the families of all four of the author's grandparents.

Why Israel and Armenia Should 'Adopt' the Yazidis

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Stefan Ihrig

JERUSALEM -- The history of the last century provides a seemingly endless list of atrocities that were not stopped, and rarely was this ever for a lack of information about them. We, at least as countries and societies, simply don't really care. We would like to think we do, but, empirically speaking, we don't -- and the latest case in point is the sheer existence of a system of Yazidi sex slave trade in 2015.

On The Monster's Back: Heroism, Love and Survival by Robert D. Lamson

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Stanley Weiss

It is easy to see how things could have gone differently for the boy, who might well have ended his days at the end of a Turkish rope.

Attaining Innocence -- Overcoming Turkey's Dark History

Nuri Kino | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

Four years ago, my father passed away in Turkey. My mother and I went there this year to settle some undealt paperwork.

Why The Srebrenica Massacre Must Be Recognized As A Genocide

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

I cannot in good conscience mourn my brother as a victim of genocide unless I similarly mourn all other victims of genocide, including the victims at Srebrenica.

Murder Cannot Be Hid Long. The Truth Will Out.

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Chris Bohjalian

If you want to see firsthand the lengths to which the government has gone to deny the historical reality of the Armenian presence on the Anatolian plains, visit St. Sargis.

Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.

Pre-Summer Reading: The Languages of Reaction, of the French, of Film, of Fatal Denial, of Healthy Debate

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

If you wish to know what unites, at the deepest level, the fans of jihadism, new-wave Le Pen-ism, and Vladimir Putin's Eurasia project, then read, without delay, Raphaël Glucksmann's Génération gueule de bois.

Bearing Witness

Annie Lascoe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Annie Lascoe

Until that February evening, I had never known of the pain that screams from the earth in that small village in the mountains of Caucasia.

View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

Life is ephemeral. Liberty is fickle. And without the first two, all the wealth in the world does not amount to much. But happiness is not dictated by external circumstances; it is guided by inner purpose. It is not luck; it is a choice.

Compromising America's Moral Integrity Versus Ensuring Military Support

Peter Wolson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Wolson

With President Obama and his advisors refusing to name this atrocity, genocide, as he had promised Armenians in his 2008 presidential campaign based on incontrovertible historical proof, he chose to appease President Erdogan for fear of losing his military support in the Middle East.

It's Not About Terms, It's About People

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

The problem can be solved only if the Armenian nation and the Turkish nation work together. In the 21st century, and within our communication age it's about time for these two nations to find a way to discuss this taboo. This is a mutual sorrow that needs a mutual solution.

Muslim American Organizations Are on the Wrong Side of History on the Armenian Genocide

Yasmine Taeb | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Yasmine Taeb

It is absolutely appalling to reject the historical claims of the atrocities and falsely assert that there have been no conclusive investigations by scholars and historians regarding this event.

The Armenian Genocide and Non-acknowledgment

Ervin Staub | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Ervin Staub

Denial, whatever its form, has harmful consequences, not only for survivors but for the perpetrator group.

Turkish President Slams Nations Recognizing Armenian Genocide

AP | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocid...

Acknowledging the Past

James Zogby | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

A nation's refusal to come to grips with its past is more a sign of weakness, than of strength. Making peace with your past makes you stronger and more able to deal with future challenges. The inability to do so, is disturbing, to say the least. Denial and bullying the victim only delays the recognition that must ultimately come.