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Ronald Suny: Armenia’s dream of becoming a “New Israel” was unrealistic


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Ronald Grigor Suny, Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, spoke about the causes and consequences of the 2020 war.

 

The historian believes that Armenia’s dream of becoming a “New Israel” was unrealistic, and manifestations of “imperial overreach” eventually led to disaster.

 

 

Topics of conversation

 

00:00 –  Introduction

01:00 –  “The death of the Armenian dream was predictable, but not inevitable”

03:30 –  The dream of becoming a “New Israel” was unrealistic

05:20 –  Possible and impossible concessions

07:40 –  Does war sober people?

10:50 –  The perspective of the peace treaty, the role of the US and Russia

13:40 –  The lessons of history and the imperative of strengthening Armenia

18:30 –  International pressure does not always yield results

23:40 –  The dilemma of being obsessed with history and looking to the future

26:30 –  “History of the Armenian Genocide” book

29:30 –  Perception of Armenia’s problems by the Diaspora

33:25 –  The roots and the importance of being Armenian

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