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ARF Anniversary Exhibits Begin in Yerevan, Bulgaria

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Youth Federation of Armenia Wednesday unveiled an exhibition of photographs dedicated to the 116th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation at the Moscow Theater in Yerevan. A similar exhibit opened in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The organizers said the purpose of the exhibit was a photographic journey of ARF’s activities in Armenian, Karabakh and

ARF Founders’ Descendants Attend ARF Album-Atlas Presentation

ENCINO–Twenty years ago, when Hagop and Knar Manjikian began researching what eventually became the biographies of more than 320 Armenian freedom fighters from 1890 to 1914, little did they know that the large book they prepared, the Houshamatyan Album-Atlas of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Volume I, would unearth lost relatives and reunite descendants with the

Review Essay: Phillips’ Book on Track Two Diplomacy

Unsilencing the Past: Track Two Diplomacy and Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation by David L. Phillips By Charles Garo Ashjian–JD–PhD This is a book about third party mediation (ie–Track Two Diplomacy) in a world filled with "intractable conflicts that confound traditional diplomacy." Whereas–according to Phillips–the State Department "inculcates a risk-averse culture that discourages initiative and stifles creativity;" (see

Volume I of Armenian Literature Textbook Series Published

FIRST VOLUME OF THE TWO-BOOK SERIES–’ARMENIAN LIFE AND LITERATURE’ PUBLISHED The first completed volume of a new secondary school textbook series by Harutioun Kurkjian concentrates on modern Armenian literature from the 1850s to the end of the 20th Century. The book is designed for 10th graders and provides a general overview of older works–concentrating more