Author Archives: Ara Khachatourian

What Happens Next?

The timing of the now-infamous “Roadmap” announced last Wednesday by the foreign ministries of Armenia, Turkey and Switzerland not only cast a dark cloud over April 24 commemorations around the world and in Armenia, but also put in motion political events, the results of which may, in the long run, hurt Armenia and Armenians and

Aliyev Eyes Lachin as Erdogan Says No Deal Without Karabakh

Following meetings with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Saturday told the Russian state-run television that while he understood the importance of a land link between Armenia and Nagrono-Karabakh, he envisioned the Lachin corridor to become a crossing path for both Armenians and Azeris alike following the final resolution of the

Crisis Group Issues Blueprint for Further Crisis

The International Crisis Group, a think tank that dispenses suggestions on conflict resolutions around the world, issued a report Tuesday entitled “Turkey and Armenia: Opening Minds, Opening Borders,” in which it offers recommendation to Turkey and Armenia on opening of borders and what it calls reconciliation. The 40-plus-page report is more of a blueprint for

Washington Abuzz like Never Before

The nation’s capital is abuzz with activity, excitement and sheer anticipation of the Presidential Inauguration. A visitor from Central New York called it a "happy place," while one Virginia resident said she had not seen the city like this "ever." To walk around the city is like participating in a national celebration. The laughter and