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Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Azerbaijan’s armed forces committed a criminal act on November 12, shooting down an unarmed Armenian helicopter inside Artsakh’s borders and killing three military officers.

November 18th, 2014

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Blood, Oil: Which is Thicker?

Blood, Oil: Which is Thicker?

Here I am, trying to make sense of things. But, the last few days of developments and news are giving me a case of cognitive dissonance.

November 14th, 2014

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Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Nearly all congressional candidates nationwide who supported Armenian-American issues were victorious during the November 4 elections.

November 12th, 2014

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Centennial Opportunities

Centennial Opportunities

Things are starting to move on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial.

November 7th, 2014

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Iran, Jordan, Alienated from Turkey, Warmly Welcome Armenian Leaders

Iran, Jordan, Alienated from Turkey, Warmly Welcome Armenian Leaders

Armenians boosted their historical ties with the Arab and Muslim world last month with the simultaneous visits of Armenia’s President and Jerusalem’s Armenian Patriarch to the Kingdom of Jordan, and visits by the Armenian Prime Minister and Aram Catholicos of Lebanon to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

November 4th, 2014

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Raffi Hadidian’s Los Angeles Photographs: Isolation and Movement in the Big City

Raffi Hadidian’s Los Angeles Photographs: Isolation and Movement in the Big City

Lebanese-Armenian photographer Raffi Hadidian (b. 1972) has had a camera in his hand since the age of 19, but his love of images and his realization of their power in storytelling began many years earlier.

October 31st, 2014

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Strangely, Turkey Did Not Publicize Correcting Signpost of Armenian Church

Strangely, Turkey Did Not Publicize Correcting Signpost of Armenian Church

I just learned that the Turkish government has quietly corrected the signpost near the historic Holy Cross Church (Sourp Khach) on Akhtamar Island in Lake Van, by indicating its “Armenian” origin.

October 28th, 2014

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Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting Turkey’s hostile policies both at home and abroad.

October 21st, 2014

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Elections 2014 – The Final Installment from All Over

Elections 2014 – The Final Installment from All Over

It might seem a bit early to wrap up discussion of elections, but with just over two weeks to go, many people will already be casting their votes by mail, so the information has to get out there. You’ll find quite an eclectic mix of recommendations below, which might even lead to a smirk or chuckle.

October 17th, 2014

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Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

It has been well over forty years that our beloved Charles Aznavour accepted an invitation to perform at the Armenian Club in Tehran. I was there with my husband. Even after so many years, the image of him in his white suit and the rich sound of his singing are still fresh in my mind.

October 14th, 2014

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The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather Than Decry Its Ties with Russia

The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather Than Decry Its Ties with Russia

On October 10, after lengthy heated debates, Armenia signed a treaty to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), composed of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

October 14th, 2014

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Elections 2014: The Props

Elections 2014: The Props

As you read this, there are just about three weeks left before the November 4 election. This week I’ll cover the California statewide, and one LA County, ballot measures. Some of the easier choices were addressed three weeks ago in “Elections 2014″ and any remaining items will be addressed next week.

October 10th, 2014

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UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Jurist Robertson’s Report

UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Jurist Robertson’s Report

Geoffrey Robertson, prominent British expert on international law, wrote a 40-page report in 2009, exposing the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

October 7th, 2014

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Genocide Conference in Romania Held Despite Turkish Protests

Genocide Conference in Romania Held Despite Turkish Protests

I just returned home from two hectic weeks of travel. First, I participated in the Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, where I co-chaired a panel on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, and spoke in two other panels proposing the formation of a democratically elected Diaspora-wide structure to represent the seven million Armenians residing outside of Armenia and Artsakh.

September 30th, 2014

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