PJAS 15 Spring-2

Arnon Gutfeld
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide: The Clash between Idealism and Pragmatism
Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 15 (Spring 2021), pp. 17-40

Abstract: The article focuses on the conduct of American foreign policy on the subject of the Armenian genocide. This conduct serves as an excellent study of a major theme in the history of the formulation of American foreign policy – the clash between moral values and pragmatic economic and strategic interests and constraints and between the declared policy of President Wilson and the real policy of his and subsequent American administration on the Armenian genocide issue. A special emphasis was placed on “denial” as the final stage of a genocide.

Keywords: Armenian genocide, U.S. foreign policy, Denial of Genocide, Woodrow Wilson, diplomacy, Turkey, Armenia

DOI: 10.7311/PJAS.15/1/2021.02

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