Living in Armenia

A Plate of Ham and Eggs

A Plate of Ham and Eggs

Involvement and commitment are two words that are sometimes...

February 10 2014 / 53 comments / Read More »

By Any Means

Caliphate— A Century, Compact and Simple

Caliphate— A Century, Compact and Simple

We often forget that the Islamic Caliphate last resided...

August 15 2014 / 4 comments / Read More »

My Turn

Former House Majority Leader Sells His Soul for Fistful of Dollars

Former House Majority Leader Sells His Soul for Fistful of Dollars

Washington has long-suffered from unethical politicians, but the prize...

August 19 2014 / 12 comments / Read More »

Community Links

Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Just posted: a review of Paul R. Ignatius’ book,...

July 18 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Critics' Forum

Questioning the Unquestionable: Marc Nichanian’s ‘Mourning Philology’

Questioning the Unquestionable: Marc Nichanian’s ‘Mourning Philology’

Have you ever felt that contemporary philosophy is useless?...

August 21 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Three Apples

Three Apples: dOIN’ tIME iN dAW’HA

Three Apples: dOIN’ tIME iN dAW’HA

It's Tuesday, and he’s on an Airbus, 32,972 feet...

June 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Heghinar's Corner

In Memoriam: Aram Gharabekian

In Memoriam: Aram Gharabekian

The man with a simple baton: but a great...

January 15 2014 / 3 comments / Read More »

Op-Ed

Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Given the events of the last three weeks, what the Prime Minister said is an understatement. A score of...

August 18 2014 / 60 comments / Read More »
Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter -- the social network that allows 140-character posts from anyone, anywhere, about anything -- rose to public policy prominence...

August 8 2014 / 6 comments / Read More »
The Music of the Highlands

The Music of the Highlands

It’s the annual Armenian Independence Day celebration at the Orange County Center....

August 8 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Arts & Culture

Talinn Grigor’s Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released

Talinn Grigor’s Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released

Fine arts professor at Brendeis University Talinn Grigor has authored “Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio,” which will be released on October 3 from Reaktion Book and is being distributed by the...

August 20 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Violist, Educator Kim Kashkashian Awarded Coveted Golden Bow

Violist, Educator Kim Kashkashian Awarded Coveted Golden Bow

The Foundation of the Geigenbauschule Brienz has awarded Armenian American violist Kim Kashkashian its Golden Bow, a prize that honors contributions to the world of string instruments....

August 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Youth Corps Blog

The Ball and the Field

The Ball and the Field

A ball and a field. Not anything written or spoken. A ball...

August 15 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Survival Guide

Survival Guide

Dear Future Youth Corps Participant: You are about to embark on a...

August 13 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Why?

Why?

Nearly six weeks ago one of my closest friends asked me, “Gareen, why are you wasting your summer in Armenia working on a day camp,” and I didn’t have an answer....

August 11 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

International

Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq’s Yazidis

Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq’s Yazidis

On Aug. 3, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked and took over Sinjar, a Kurdish-controlled town historically home to a community of Yazidis....

August 22 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Erdogan Wins Presidential Election

Erdogan Wins Presidential Election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has won the country's first direct presidential election in the first round after taking more than 50 percent of...

August 11 2014 / 7 comments / Read More »

Congress Warns Erdoğan over Rhetoric

Congress Warns Erdoğan over Rhetoric

The Congressional Caucus on US-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans (Turkey Caucus) has warned Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a letter that his recent rhetoric is increasingly damaging Turkish-American relations...

August 5 2014 / 15 comments / Read More »