By Nevzat Uyanık
Prior to international struggle I, American involvement in Armenian affairs used to be constrained to missionary and academic pursuits. This was once opposite to Britain, which had performed a key function within the diplomatic enviornment because the Treaty of Berlin in 1878, whilst the Armenian query had develop into a topic of significant energy international relations. although, by way of the top of the conflict the dynamics of the overseas approach had passed through drastic swap, with the USA rising as one of many basic powers politically thinking about the Armenian factor.
Dismantling the Ottoman Empire explores this evolution of the U.S.’ function within the close to East, from politically far away and remoted strength to assertive significant participant. via cautious research of the interplay of Anglo-American rules vis-à-vis the Ottoman Armenians, from the nice struggle during the Lausanne Peace convention, it examines the swap in British and American recommendations in the direction of the quarter in gentle of the strain among the notions of latest international relations vs. outdated international relations. The booklet additionally highlights the clash among humanitarianism and geostrategic pursuits, which was once a very extraordinary point of the Armenian query throughout the struggle and put up conflict interval. utilizing fabric drawn from public and private data and collections, it sheds mild at the geopolitical dynamics and intricacies of serious strength politics with their long-lasting results at the reshuffling of the center East.
The publication will be of curiosity to students and scholars of political & diplomatic background, close to jap affairs, American and British international relations firstly of the 20th century, the heritage of the Ottoman Empire, the center East and the Caucasus.
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