Long before there was a Universal Declaration on Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the provisions of which have yet to be fostered by all citizens of the world, a political force came onto the world stage specifically to protect the rights and aspirations of the Armenian people—the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
Today marks the 101st anniversary of Asbarez. As such, we conclude our year-long celebration/observance of our centennial. In the course of producing special issues and special events, the challenges that we and our predecessors have overcome to ensure the longevity of our newspaper have been at the forefront of our every-day internal discussions of our 100th anniversary.
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the establishment of the first Independent Republic of Armenia. Each year we reflect on the heroic battles that won the independence, the progressive institutions that are still in place and still serve as the foundations of some of the socio-economic platforms of modern-day Armenia, and, of course, the moral and political importance of emerging as a free and independent state barely having survived the Genocide.
It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “roadmap” discussions with Turkey are proceeding with preconditions, despite continuous claims by Armenian authorities that they are not. The Armenian leadership should immediately withdraw from the “roadmap” talks and pursue a policy—vis-à-vis both Karabakh and Turkey that guarantees Armenian national interests and security.
The liberation of Shoushi was the most significant turning point in the Karabakh movement, and today, 17 years later, its significance is even more crucial to the Armenian reality as we live in uncertain political times.
The last two weeks have been fraught with developments that have shaken the Armenian reality as we know it. The [...]
Today we are unveiling our new Web site, which goes beyond a facelift and thrusts us, and you—our readers—on to a more technologically efficient platform for daily news, information commentary and community participation. So, welcome to the new asbarez.com.
Last August, we celebrated our 100th anniversary and as a present to our readers we introduced the [...]