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War, Genocide and Remembrance in the Modern Middle East

Vicken Cheterian

How a century of historical oblivion has shaped the post-Ottoman Middle East.

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January 2022


War, Genocide and Remembrance in the Modern Middle East

Political analyst Vicken Cheterian considers the legacy of World War I and the tremendous political, demographic and social transformation it brought about in the area we now call the Middle East. Dr. Cheterian focuses particularly on the absence of the Armenian Genocide from the historical narrative of the Middle East and the way in which this persistent omission, denial and finally, lack of accountability over the last one hundred years have shaped the ongoing political struggles and violence that continue to destabilize the region today.


Dr. Vicken Cheterian is lecturer in history and international relations at the University of Geneva and at Webster University Geneva. He is the author of War and Peace in the Caucasus, Russia’s Troubled Frontier (2009) and Open Wounds, Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide (2015).


Topics: Current Affairs Genocide History