Srdja Trifkovic

Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles, is the author of The Sword of the Prophet and Defeating Jihad.

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  • The Genocide Game
    July 29, 2020

    The Genocide Game

    4 ¼ min

    Despite efforts to manipulate the term genocide for political ends, there remain two paradigmatic examples of the phenomenon in the 20th century: the mass murder of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire and the mass murder of European Jews by the Nazis.

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  • The Myth of the Atomic Bomb
    August 2020

    The Myth of the Atomic Bomb

    8 ¼ min

    The decisive factor in Japan's decision to surrender was the Soviet entry into the war and the Japanese elite's fear of Soviet influence. The enduring myth of the effectiveness of the atomic bombs, however, birthed the ideology of deterrence.

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  • Solid Strategy, Limited Vision
    August 2020

    Solid Strategy, Limited Vision

    11 ½ min

    In his recent book, Wolffram Siemann makes a strong case that Metternich was a first class strategist, but comes up short in proving him a visionary. ...

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  • Back To The Mosque
    July 22, 2020

    Back To The Mosque

    5 ¼ min

    Centuries of religious discrimination, causing suffering and death of countless millions, have been covered up by the myth of Islamic “tolerance.” The Hagia Sophia is one more example of the failure to liberalize Islam, from Atatürk to present day.

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  • The Ottoman Zenith
    July 21, 2020

    The Ottoman Zenith

    6 min

    From its height of power in the 16th century through its decline in the 19th, Islamic Turkish rule was brutal. It was not good for Christians, nor did it provide a "stabilizing force" in the region. Western liberals once recognized this.

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