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Armenian Genocide

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.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Poignant Photos From Around The World Show Armenian Genocide Has Not Been Forgotten

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Tens of thousands of Armenians living around the world flocked to solemn memorials and defiant protests on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the...

Why It's in Turkey's Interest to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

David Tolbert | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Denial is the final fortress of those who commit genocide and other atrocities. It not only damages the victims and their communities, but also promises a future based on lies, sowing the seeds of more conflict and repression.

The Armenian Genocide and the Burden of Shame

Heidi Boghosian | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Heidi Boghosian

While many around the world hoped that President Obama would acknowledge the Armenian genocide by its 100th anniversary, it will be still be a victory if global awareness increases. Formal acknowledgement should follow after the shame is shared.

The 'Cultural Genocide' Of The Armenian People Isn't Over Yet, Descendants Argue

Religion News Service | Tania Karas | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) This tiny Kurdish village outside the city of Van in Turkey’s southeast is home to the ruins of a once-famous 11th-cen...

Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5...

Truth Is Truth

Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

In the years 1915-23 the Turkish government killed over a million and a half of its own citizens, ethnic Armenians who for thousands of years had lived on land that became the Ottoman Empire and ultimately modern Turkey. Today 100 years later controversy over the Armenian Genocide still rages on.