Vicken Cheterian (research faculty in the media department at Webster University Geneva) has just published his new book 'Open Wounds, Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide' with Hurst & Co. in London. It is a research into a century of mass violence, its origins and consequences. Cheterian asks what happens if a major crime on the magnitude of a genocide happens while the international political class pretends nothing has happened? In the case of the Genocide of the Armenians by the Ottoman Turks during the First World War now a century ago is exactly that case. This book is a research on the consequences of the failure of international justice on a monumental scale, yet the recent debate about taking shape within Turkey on the fate of the Ottoman Armenians constitutes a source of hope. (www.hurstpublishers.com/book/open-wounds/)
ISIS and the Killing Fields of the Middle East, Survival, Vol 57, Issue 2, 2015, pp.
In this article Cheterian traces the origins and evolution of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and how it differs of other salafi-jihadi movements like al-Qaeda a generation back. The article appeared in Survival, the prestigious publication of London based International Institute for Strategic Studies: (www.iiss.org/en/publications/survival)