JTWS strives to get everything right, but mistakes inevitably slip through upon occasion. I want to apologize to the authors of two articles from the spring 2015 issue, and to make the following corrections.
On the cover of our spring issue, the essay "A Death in Dohuk" (beginning on page 245) erroneously identifies two authors. Rather, Dr. Joe P. Dunn is the sole author. His title is the Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Politics at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We very much regret our mistake.
At the bottom of page 83 in the essay by Dr. Michael Bishku, text was dropped in the printing process. The full passage is given here with the missing portion bolded:
While these regions have Slavic inhabitants as a result of the historic expansion of Russia, their histories until the respective Russian conquests were connected with the Middle East and/or Islamic world, the latter also being an elastic geographical concept. As for the "borderland" of the South Caucasus in particular, it was a disputed territory between the rival Ottoman and Safavid Persian Empires. In addition, Azeris and especially Armenians inhabit areas outside the region and within the
Middle East as defined during the 20th century.