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Armenian-Kurdish Relations Is A Strategic Necessity

Armenian-Kurdish Relations Is A Strategic Necessity

Inadvertent avoidance of the obvious in a country’s external affairs is sheer incompetence.

November 17th, 2014

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Causes and Consequences of the Helicopter Attack, and Baku’s Motives for Escalation

Causes and Consequences of the Helicopter Attack, and Baku’s Motives for Escalation

The continuous state-sponsored terrorism campaign of the Republic of Azerbaijan against the Republics of Artsakh and Armenia recently culminated in a shooting of an unarmed helicopter belonging to the Air Force of the Republic of Artsakh.

November 14th, 2014

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A Hero’s Tale

A Hero’s Tale

As Azerbaijan once again escalates its aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, we are reminded of the bravery of Major Sergey Sahakyan and the two soldiers who perished in Wednesday’s helicopter attack, as well as all the soldiers who stand guard on the front lines defending the Homeland.

November 13th, 2014

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Mahchupyan’s Appointment: A New Step in Genocide Denial Policy?

Mahchupyan’s Appointment: A New Step in Genocide Denial Policy?

Turkish Sabah newspaper, which has come to be considered in recent years as the mouthpiece of the ruling Justice and Development Party, announced the appointment of Etienne Mahchupyan as Chief Advisor to Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on October 25.

October 28th, 2014

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Turkey Unmasked … Again

Turkey Unmasked … Again

For over three years, Turkey has armed, trained and then allowed Islamist terrorists to cross the Turkish border into northern Syria. These terrorists, who now constitute the base of the so-called Islamist State (IS), plan to carve out an Islamic Caliphate within the territorial boundaries of Syria and Iraq.

October 24th, 2014

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Nagorno-Karabakh and Refugees

Nagorno-Karabakh and Refugees

This past September I had the great pleasure of visiting the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic for official meetings, a presentation in Stepanakert and to personally acquaint myself with the people that rebuilt this Armenian nation from the ashes of Azerbaijani aggression.

October 22nd, 2014

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Armenia’s Membership in the EEU Raises More Questions than it Answers

Armenia’s Membership in the EEU Raises More Questions than it Answers

Upon reading Harut Sassounian’s latest article “The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather than Decry its Ties with Russia,” I have been compelled to write a response addressing its shortcomings and inaccuracies, increasingly common also within the broader narratives regarding Armenia’s accession into the EEU in the Armenian community.

October 17th, 2014

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Erdogan: Kurdistan On My Mind

Erdogan: Kurdistan On My Mind

Kurdistan has always been on Erdogan’s mind. In fact, it has been on the minds of every single Turkish leader since the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

October 16th, 2014

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Turkey’s Hegemonial Ventures in Syria and Iraq

Turkey’s Hegemonial Ventures in Syria and Iraq

As the U.S.-led air strikes targeted the Islamic State (IS) fighters across the Syrian frontier with Turkey, the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani became more forsaken than ever.

October 9th, 2014

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Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

On Monday morning, news of ISIS militants’ advance on Kobane near the Turkey-Syria border flooded the media, with some citing eyewitness accounts that ISIS has planted its flag atop the hilly area, with the local Kurdish population fighting for its life and against the ISIS militants.

October 6th, 2014

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New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

A mere two days after publishing an expansive and informative exposé about foreign powers buying influence with US-based think tanks to affect US policy, The New York Times published a sloppy article by long-time Azerbaijani collaborator, Brenda Shaffer, who by using official Baku’s vernacular sounds the alarm for supposed plans by Russia to engineer another “land grab” in the region—this time in Nagorno-Karabakh.

September 11th, 2014

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Armenians and Their Sherep: Some Thoughts

Armenians and Their Sherep: Some Thoughts

It was Thursday evening, the 24th of April. My foot and hands were driving me home while my head was having some thoughts: we need a new sherep[1]! The one we have today is useless. It’s so soft that it can hardly hold some water, let alone some herisa[2]! We need something very strong.

September 4th, 2014

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Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Given the events of the last three weeks, what the Prime Minister said is an understatement. A score of Armenian soldiers killed, villagers killed, incursions and attempts at infiltration into Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The onslaught goes on unabated.

August 18th, 2014

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Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter — the social network that allows 140-character posts from anyone, anywhere, about anything — rose to public policy prominence by “helping” organize the Arab Spring revolution and spread truths about minorities suffering awful mistreatments across several continents.

August 8th, 2014

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