Faculty Fellow Ernesto Verdeja (political science and peace studies) was quoted in a France 24 article titled, “US Sees Genocides Against Uyghurs and Armenians but Consistency Elusive.” The article discusses President Biden’s recent acknowledgement of the Ottoman Empire's genocide on Armenians over 100 years ago, and explores why it takes so long to recognize a range of global atrocities.

Hesitancy to use the term genocide stems from a strict paradigm of what constitutes genocide, such that when cases do not fit perfectly, many "simply brush it off – it's not genocide, it's something else” Verdeja comments.

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