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The Spartans of Artsakh

The Spartans of Artsakh

On my recent trip to Yerevan, a friend of mine whose name I will not disclose at this time, organized a three day trip to Artsakh for us.

February 4th, 2015

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The Test the ECHR Faces

The Test the ECHR Faces

Last week, the first hearing of an important case was held at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), widely referred to as “the Doğu Perinçek case.”

February 3rd, 2015

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In NY Times Letter, Artsakh Rep. Responds to Baku’s Propaganda

In NY Times Letter, Artsakh Rep. Responds to Baku’s Propaganda

The New York Times on Thursday published a letter by the Representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to the US, Robert Avetisyan, who was responding to a letter by Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the US in the same publication, which perpetuated Baku’s military propaganda.
Below is the letter as it appears on NYT.com.
A Response to Azerbaijan
To the Editor:
A [...]

January 29th, 2015

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Religious Extremism and Genocide

Religious Extremism and Genocide

Religious extremism has been in the forefront of the news lately because of the unfolding events in the Middle East and the failure of peace initiatives in the region. Armenians in the Middle East have not been immune from the devastation that has engulfed major cities, towns, and other smaller isolated communities.

January 22nd, 2015

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In Op-Ed, US Envoy to Turkey Praises MLK, Dink ‘Dream’

In Op-Ed, US Envoy to Turkey Praises MLK, Dink ‘Dream’

Hurriyet Daily News published an op-ed on Wednesday by US Ambassador to Turkey Jon Bass, entitled “Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink: They had a dream,” in which the envoy praises both men for advocating for equal rights

January 21st, 2015

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Forgive? Not I!

Forgive? Not I!

She crushed the cigarette butt with her heel in the bitter wind outside Srebrenica’s town hall and said “never, I shall never forgive him. His apology is not even worth the little finger on my son’s dead body.”

January 21st, 2015

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World Jewry Cannot Become A Tool in the Hands of Anti-Armenian Propagators

World Jewry Cannot Become A Tool in the Hands of Anti-Armenian Propagators

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, when civilized humanity stands together with Armenia and the Armenian people, honors the memory of one and a half million innocent victims, killed in the Ottoman Empire, Turkish-Azerbaijani propaganda has become more aggressive.

January 14th, 2015

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EDITORIAL: 2015

EDITORIAL: 2015

This most anticipated year is upon us. Armenians throughout the world will come together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
But beyond commemoration, the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide must become the turning point, at which, we as Armenians—the entire Armenian Nation—in unison to not simply demand the recognition of the Genocide, but [...]

January 2nd, 2015

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ANCA’s Hamparian Points Out ‘Particularly Vicious’ Trend

ANCA’s Hamparian Points Out ‘Particularly Vicious’ Trend

It’s particularly vicious to hear people preaching that Armenians should only be working for change from within Turkey.

December 23rd, 2014

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Thomas de Waal’s Futile Attempt at Trivializing the Armenian Genocide

Thomas de Waal’s Futile Attempt at Trivializing the Armenian Genocide

Thomas de Waal is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

December 23rd, 2014

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Javakhk Armenians Eagerly Awaiting Their Piece of the Georgian Dream

Javakhk Armenians Eagerly Awaiting Their Piece of the Georgian Dream

The Georgian Dream Party (GDP) dramatically came to power on the back of a popular message. The GDP claimed that Mikhail Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM) had become authoritarian and lost touch with the people.

December 15th, 2014

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Russia-Turkey Axis Should Have Given Pause to Armenia’s Mad-Dash to Join Eurasian Union

Russia-Turkey Axis Should Have Given Pause to Armenia’s Mad-Dash to Join Eurasian Union

The announcement on Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was abandoning the South Stream gas project in favor of a massive partnership with Turkey at the very least should have given pause to Armenia’s mad-dash to join the European Economic Union.

December 4th, 2014

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Azeri Money Aims to Manipulate Academic Discourse on Artsakh

Azeri Money Aims to Manipulate Academic Discourse on Artsakh

Increasingly, academia is being bought out in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as Azerbaijan aggressively funds anti-Armenian discourse disguised as scholarship and objective research. The latest fruits of such “investments” are observable at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

November 25th, 2014

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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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