The inclusion of the term genocide is not being loosely thrown around. As the war rages on, the potential for genocide against ethnic Armenians in Artsakh is very real and highly probable, writes Suren Manukyan.
Suren Manukyan, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Department of Genocide Studies at Yerevan State University, Visiting lecturer at the American University of Armenia, and Head of the Department of Comparative Genocide Studies at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
He is member of International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) Resolutions’ committee and Advisory Board and also a book-review editor of International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies. He was Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University of New Jersey, USA. (2012-2013).
A survivor of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Soghomon Tehlirian assassinates Talaat Pasha, the mastermind behind the attempted annihilation of the Armenian nation in Berlin on March 15, 1921. Historian Suren Manukyan examines the repercussions and consequences of that act of revenge.
Following the Velvet Revolution and the ensuing political instability, it seems residents in Armenia will be heading to the polls in snap parliamentary elections in December. The issue of the formation of a constructive political opposition has been part of the public discourse over the past several months.
The traditional cautionary question is often heard in Armenia: “How is it possible, in this state of war, to entrust governance to inexperienced people?” Suren Manukyan looks at the question of youth over the four waves of Armenia’s political elite starting from the Karabakh Movement.
Suren Manukyan writes that those inside or standing beside the regime had created an alternate, false reality and not only convincingly persuaded the highest authorities of this, but also tried to convince the citizens of Armenia to believe that deception.
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