Ottoman Empire

  • April 24, 2015  

    Armenia’s government, joined by foreign leaders from Russia and France, marked 100 years since the first mass killings by Ottoman Turks in 1915; in total, an estimated 1.5 million people were killed. In Brussels, Lebanon and Los Angeles, people marched in memory, and to demand that Turkey acknowledge that the acts of its forebearers amounted to genocide. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2015  

    The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest. For two perspectives on the history and meaning today, Jeffrey Brown talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian of American University. Continue reading

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    August 6, 2014  

    The collision and shattering of world powers during World War I have laid the foundation for wars being waged today. For analysis of the war’s footprints, Jeffrey Brown is joined by Margaret MacMillan of University of Oxford, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Jack Beatty, the author of “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began.” Continue reading

  • April 27, 2014  

    NewsHour Weekend explores the complicated histories of Russia and Ukraine. How are centuries-old tensions are playing out in today’s politics and rhetoric? Five scholars weigh in. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2014  

    The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30. Not March 30, 2014, but 158 years ago in 1856. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reflects on the history of the region that is again at the center of a geopolitical crisis. Continue reading