South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al Monitor on the history and politics behind President Obama’s decision to not use the word “genocide” to describe what happened between Turkey and Armenians one hundred years ago:

Once again, the Obama administration has shied-away from using the word genocide to describe what befell Armenians in Turkey 100 years ago.

Despite Obama’s pledges as a presidential candidate to use this term, his White House — like those before it — appears reluctant to offend a NATO ally on the front lines of so many conflicts in the Middle East.

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