What Happens After Genocide?

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2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Ottoman government’s systematic annihilation of its Armenian population. This state violence came to be characterized as ‘genocide’ when the term was coined several decades later, and the Armenian experience was used as a justification for the need for such a term.

Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate at the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the issue with Robert English, Professor of International Relations at USC.