ISSN 1829-4618

THE ARMENIAN CIVILIZATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE LENS OF HUNTINGTON’S HYPOTHESIS (An Examination Outline of the Concept)

By: Shirinyan Levon, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan

The formation of a new world order and the ongoing processes within that context in different parts of the world became a subject of analyses for various authoritative scientists in the field of strategic studies (geopolitics), and in parallel with that different projects of the future were proposed. One of those is Huntington’s hypothesis of the “clash of civilizations”, which, we’ll note that became a catalyst for the strategic way of thinking of the late 20th century and of nowadays due to the novelty in formulation of the questions and often admittedly, with originality of the solutions. From that perspective, the observations concerning Armenia and the Armenian people of the author of the concept Samuel Huntington (within that framework the logic of the ongoing discussions over the Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) issue) are of certain interest.

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