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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Not being defined by genocide. Meline Toumani argues against letting remembrance of the genocide dominate the definition of being Armenian.

Turks begin to address the Armenian genocide. Der Spiegelreports on descendants of genocide survivors rediscovering their heritage and the slowly changing attitudes inside Turkey about the genocide.

Nationalism and the Armenian genocide. Joel Gillin focuses on the role of the Committee of Union and Progress’s nationalist ideology in the genocide.

Rubio’s horribly overrated reputation for foreign policy expertise. Michael Brendan Dougherty highlights some of Rubio’s more egregious errors.

Yemen is “going down the drain.” Lara Jakes reports on the deepening humanitarian crisis.

Iran isn’t to blame for war in Yemen. Mohsen Milani explains Iran’s limited role in the conflict.

Get out of Yemen fast. Fred Kaplan calls on Obama to end the U.S. enabling role in the Saudi-led war.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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