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The Deep Map

Dec 19, 2022

“Armenia is not even a colony, it is not even worthy of being a servant.” That’s the president of Azerbaijan, Armenia’s Turkish Muslim neighbor, telling the world in 2015 how he really feels about the Christian nation on his western border. Today, as this episode goes live, Azerbaijan is besieging 120,000 Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a long-term plan to eradicate Armenians from the region. For Armenians, this long-term plan goes back to the Turkish Muslim genocide of a century ago. In this episode, Robert and his colleague Mariam Wahba talk with Armen Sahakyan about that genocide and its connection to the ongoing assault on Armenians in the South Caucasus.

Armen V. Sahakyan is a Philos Project Advisory Board Member and an instructor at the American University of Armenia. Before that, he led the Armenian National Committee of America (Western Region) for three years and the Eastern Region office for four. Armen holds an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and BA in International Political Economy from Bloomfield College. His writing has appeared in various outlets, including The National InterestThe HillThe Christian Science MonitorAsia Times, and Providence Magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @ArmenVS. 

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