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Turkish ‘Leadership’ or Censorship?

Turkish ‘Leadership’ or Censorship?

The Arab Spring, The Green Revolution in Iran, President Obama’s historic bid for office in 2008 – all are key examples of how the internet can be used as a game-changing social and political tool.

July 26th, 2012

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Unleashing Your ‘Inner Hai Tahd’

Unleashing Your ‘Inner Hai Tahd’

For the record, I am not writing this article on behalf of the ANCA. I am writing this as an individual who has a passion for the Armenian Cause, is eager to become more active in American politics, and wants to reach out to others who share the same interest.

July 5th, 2012

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On the Front Lines of the Information War: Debunking Azerbaijani Disinformation

On the Front Lines of the Information War: Debunking Azerbaijani Disinformation

A benefit of being in Washington is to see foreign policy being hashed out first hand – not just in the halls of Congress or the Administration, but at think tank sponsored events, bringing together experts to provide insights on everything from U.S. policy on China to the Middle East or anywhere in the world, for that matter.

June 29th, 2012

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Just do it!

Just do it!

Even before arriving in Washington, DC, I knew that calling your Representative’s office to voice your concerns — whether it is on Armenian American issues or any other matter — is a very effective way to to call attention to an issue that you care about.

August 18th, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Grassroots is Making Our Cause a Reality

Capital Perspectives: Grassroots is Making Our Cause a Reality

Let me start off my piece with a disclaimer. I’ve heard for years that “grassroots makes the difference” – seen ANCA videos making the point, heard speeches on the topic – perhaps to the point of cliché. And, for the record, when I get that ANCA email that includes a link to an action alert urging us to contact our Representative in support of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, or self-determination for Karabakh, or aid to Armenia – I click it and send it. It only takes a minute.

July 30th, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Snapshot of a Week

Capital Perspectives: Snapshot of a Week

They say that time flies especially when you’re keeping busy. Never the same project – always a new challenge. And it’s just one thing – its fifty things. Take for example last Friday. Our program coordinator Garo Manjikian had organized a trip to one of the most beautiful and historic buildings Washington DC has to offer, the Library of Congress.

July 23rd, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: A Tale of Two Ambassadors

Capital Perspectives: A Tale of Two Ambassadors

With the fourth week of our internship program coming to a close, we have grown accustomed to DC’s fast pace lifestyle, a city filled with thousands of interns and the inevitable possibilities of running into Members of Congress and government officials anywhere in the city.

July 17th, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Road Trip Full of History and Activism

Capital Perspectives: Road Trip Full of History and Activism

Not all ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship work is done in Washington, DC. The summer offers the opportunity to spread the Hai Tahd message across the U.S. Take, for example, our trip to Providence and Boston this past weekend. The intern team attended the Homenetmen Eastern Region Olympics — supporting the athletes and the organization and having a good time with the friends. But, our main purpose was to spread the word about our latest effort to battle Armenian Genocide denial.

July 13th, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Amb. Yovanovitch is Toeing a Flawed Company Line

Capital Perspectives: Amb. Yovanovitch is Toeing a Flawed Company Line

United States Ambassador to Armenia Marie Yovanovitch’s spoke to the Armenian community of Washington DC at the Library of Congress on June 30. Like every other “town hall” she hosted – her remarks and responses were genial yet disappointing and frustrating.

July 2nd, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Adventures on the Hill

Capital Perspectives: Adventures on the Hill

The nation’s capital moves at an amazing pace — hundreds of foreign and domestic policy issues being addressed simultaneously at record speed. For the ANCA Leo Sarkisian interns, who just recently arrived in Washington DC, this past weekend has been an educational journey.

June 26th, 2009

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Capital Perspectives: Two Hearings; Twenty Countries; a Thousand Perspectives

Capital Perspectives: Two Hearings; Twenty Countries; a Thousand Perspectives

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has a broad and diverse agenda. On any given day, we can see hearings on issues from China to Russia, to Turkey to the issues in the Middle East overall. The main foreign affairs committee room is home to each of these hearings – full committee and specialized subcommittees – taking us from country to country without leaving our seats.

June 19th, 2009

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