Edward Erickson is a professor of military history at the U.S. Marine Corps University. He retired from a long and distinguished army career that included service in senior positions in Europe and the Middle East, in particular Turkey and Iraq.
Eugene Rogan's The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East; 1914-1920 is a brilliant book that combines the academic rigor one expects from a serious work of history and a fluid writing style that makes it an enjoyable read.
American readers of this book might wonder what the initials "QC" stand for, but what does not count for much in the United States counts for a lot in Britain, where the title of Queen's Counsel is conferred on those who have risen to the top of the legal profession. Mr.
This weekend will be the 100th anniversary of what most historians consider the twentieth century’s first genocide. Turkey objects to the use of the term ‘genocide’ in the case of the disappearance and killing of over one million Armenians in 1915 and the issue continues to remai
Crime of Numbers is a continuation of Fuat Dündar's postgraduate research.
The French Senate this week passed a bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian “genocide” in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915. The bill, which now awaits the signature of the French President Nikolas Sarkozy, has predictably provoked an intense response in Turkey.
Anyone writing a book on the Armenian Question obviously likes a challenge, is naïve, or has not done it before and therefore does not know what to expect. Assuredly, Michael Gunter does know what to expect.
The main argument of this book is that the Armenian deportations of 1915-16 under the Ottoman Empire were not a temporary military solution necessitated by the circumstances, of World War I but an attempt to solve the Armenian question by radical means.