Daily Archives: Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

Europe’s risky tolerance of tension in the Caucasus

Military tensions have grown in recent weeks between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Charles Tannock argues that the EU should take steps to diffuse the situation. Charles Tannock is a member of the European Parliament from Britain. “Almost unnoticed beyond the specialist foreign policy community, there have been around a dozen heavy incidents of exchanges of sniper […]

Alchemy near the Chasm of Death: Visiting a Mass Grave of the Armenian Genocide

Alchemy near the Chasm of Death: Visiting a Mass Grave of the Armenian Genocide

“They brought the Armenians here. Thousands of them. They stripped them of their belongings and threw them into the chasm,” explains a Kurdish villager who had spotted us while driving by. We are standing at the mouth of a deep, eerie cleft—bottomless, according to the locals—called Dudan by Armenians and Kurds for centuries (also known […]

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