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Nov 19, 2019, 4:07 PM
US Secretary of State Changes the Rules; The West Bank and Nagorno-Karabakh
While the political characteristics of the West Bank and that of Nagorno-Karabakh are very different, for the US Secretary of State, Pompeo, to claim that conditions on the West Bank of the Jordan River do not violate international law...
Oct 27, 2019, 11:58 AM
The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria
There are reasons international borders exist; Turkey and every other country or group which has sent soldiers into Syria has violated this tenet of the international order. In contrast, Russia is a declared ally of Syria. Some claim Turkey...
Dec 2, 2018, 3:47 PM
The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli
On November 21, 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted down, 59 to 38, a bill that would recognize the 2014 ISIS-targeted annihilation of the Yezidis in Northern Iraq as genocide. The bill was sponsored by Knesset Member Ksenia Svetlova of...
May 17, 2018, 8:09 AM
A Convenient Recognition of Genocide?
Turkey is now evil enough, anti-Semitic enough, and anti-Israel enough for Israel to “retaliate” with a recognition of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians. See Taking aim at Turkey, lawmakers propose recognizing Armenian genocide. One might have thought the systematic...
Apr 2, 2018, 11:21 PM
Threatening to Recognize a Genocide
For Israeli recognition of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, apparently, Turkey has to be even more anti-Israel than it already is. In reaction to Turkish President Erdogan calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a terrorist and Israel a terrorist...
Jan 13, 2018, 1:57 PM
Was Armenia’s UN Jerusalem Vote Wasted?
Armenia's United Nations Jerusalem “in favor” vote appears to be the least advantageous option it could have chosen. This opinion is based on prevailing political conditions rather than an ideological premise. The four voting options were: 1) Vote against the...
Jul 10, 2017, 11:31 PM
The Republic of Turkey, the 2017 G20 Summit, and the “Calculation”
A picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes represents much more. At the 2017 G20 “family photo” one finds the President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, in the front row just to the right of Russian President Vladimir Putin....
Mar 6, 2017, 4:34 PM
Genocides that Never Were: Jenin, West Bank, and Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh
It's bad enough that massacres, pogroms and genocides occur, but how does one categorize claims made for such crimes later to be proven to be hoaxes? Massacres and mass murders occur, but when such events are deliberately magnified for...
Oct 23, 2016, 5:41 PM
Denial and its Unfortunate Diversity
The timing could not be more appropriate. The trailer is out for the movie Denial, directed by Mick Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz as historian Deborah E. Lipstadt. Lipstadt is being sued for libel by David Irving, the infamous...
Aug 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
Land for Peace – Why Would it Ever Work?
Ironically, this is not an article on Israel exchanging land for peace. There have been countless articles written on its folly and there may be a lot to learn from the Israeli experience. Negotiators and foreign policy pundits expect the...
David Davidian is a lecturer at the American University of Armenia. He has spent over a decade in technical intelligence analysis at major high technology firms.