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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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The Music of the Highlands

The Music of the Highlands

It’s the annual Armenian Independence Day celebration at the Orange County Center.

August 8th, 2014

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The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

On this occasion, The New York Times has launched an interactive digital platform on its website chronicling the war, its aftermath and its ramifications on the world today.

August 7th, 2014

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Continuity and Change in the Turkish-Armenian Relations

Continuity and Change in the Turkish-Armenian Relations

To offer an evaluation of the current Turkish Armenian diplomatic relations, I will take a critical approach and consider not only the existing Armenian reality and facts that speak for themselves (an Armenian Republic and Diaspora), but also facts that speak through and for prevailing discourses of history and politics.

August 6th, 2014

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National Organization for Women’s Conference

National Organization for Women’s Conference

“I am the only Armenian woman here,” I was thinking during the three day conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 400 women participated in the conference organized by National Organization for Women (NOW), from June 27 to 29.

July 23rd, 2014

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After 16 Trips to Armenia, the Homeland Is Still Calling and Welcoming

After 16 Trips to Armenia, the Homeland Is Still Calling and Welcoming

My journey to Armenia began simply in 1997 when two girlfriends and I, inspired by our children, decided to visit our homeland.

July 3rd, 2014

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