Author Archives: Contributor

What’s the Rush Senator Kerry?

Unfortunately, the President’s choice wasn’t worth the wait. He nominated Matthew Bryza, a controversial diplomat, widely viewed as pro-Azerbaijani and carrying heavy conflict of interest baggage tied to his wife’s professional advocacy at a Washington, DC think-tank in support of Azerbaijani interests. This think tank, the Hudson Institute, significantly, has refused to reveal its foreign sources of funding, but public records show that its programs have been funded by interests from Azerbaijan, Turkey, and the Caspian energy industry

Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian Laid To Rest

Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian presided over the wake service which was held on the evening of Sunday, July 25, at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. Participating in the service were Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, Very Rev. Father Muron Aznikian, Primate of the Western Diocese Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, Archbishop Mikayel Achabahian, Very Rev. Father Baret Yeretsian, Very Rev. Father Kegham Zakarian, and clergy members.

House Panel Shines Spotlight on Turkey

Republican and Democratic members of Congress called into question Turkey’s reliability as a U.S. ally, highlighted its deteriorating relationship with Israel, and addressed a range of issues from Armenian Genocide denial to its repression of Christian minorities and the occupation of Cyprus, during a three-hour House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.