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Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.”

April 23rd, 2014

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Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Armenian-American musician Serj Tankian, in an open letter published in the Turkish-Armenian weekly, Agos, urged the people of Turkey to face history and “truly find yourself,” enlightening the Turkish public to their government’s rabid efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

April 22nd, 2014

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Seeking to be Armenian

Seeking to be Armenian

An initiative introduced by the Armenian government to stop the reduction in numbers of its citizenry was the law of dual citizenship.

April 15th, 2014

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So Much for the Promised Change

So Much for the Promised Change

A day after Tigran Sargsyan resigned Armenia’s premiership President Serzh Sarkisian told an audience at the Central Bank that he was dissatisfied with the performance of the government and pledged that the new prime minister would be an individual who can tackle the challenges facing Armenia, specifically as they related to the socio-economic situation in the country.

April 15th, 2014

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Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and The Right to Self Determination

Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and The Right to Self Determination

Nagorno-Karabakh will return home as well. It is already a sovereign and independent state. Its people – after decades of pogroms and servitude under Azeri rule – have exercised their right for self determination and have voted to be masters of their own fate.

April 2nd, 2014

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The Anti-Defamation League’s Deceit Helps Sink a Judgeship

The Anti-Defamation League’s Deceit Helps Sink a Judgeship

After two fair and lengthy hearings, the eight elected members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, in a 4-4 tie vote on March 5, refused to confirm attorney Joseph Berman to be a Superior Court judge.

March 27th, 2014

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The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Yokohama, Japan, on March 25-29 to discuss its latest and most comprehensive report on climate change.

March 24th, 2014

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Serzh Sarkisian’s Catalogue of Failures: A Brief Foreign Policy Survey

Serzh Sarkisian’s Catalogue of Failures: A Brief Foreign Policy Survey

Writing after the first year of Serzh Sarkisian’s presidency, I half-jokingly suggested that Armenia’s leader may have come under the influence of Buddhist “third way” philosophy, trying to find a balanced compromise path that would take him clear of the confrontational approaches of his two predecessors.

March 19th, 2014

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Killing the Public Space or The New Surveillance Paradigm

Killing the Public Space or The New Surveillance Paradigm

The Snowden leaks have been overwhelming us in their complexity and in their scope. So far, though, there is little sign of a new political landscape coming together.

February 25th, 2014

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Unpunished Axe-Murder Is an International Travesty

Unpunished Axe-Murder Is an International Travesty

On August 31, 2011, the world watched silently—with the exception of Armenians and some restrained condemnations from international leaders—as Ramil Safarov was set free and returned to Azerbaijan where he received a hero’s welcome and was glorified by none other than Azeri President Ilham Aliyev.

February 18th, 2014

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Neighbors Who Love. Neighbors Who Kill

Neighbors Who Love. Neighbors Who Kill

In 2001 Tomasz Gross published a book called “Neighbors” in Poland, wherein he revealed that in 1941 a horrendous mass-murder was committed against 1500 Jews by their Polish neighbors.

February 11th, 2014

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Regarding the Syrian Armenian Crisis

Regarding the Syrian Armenian Crisis

There is great disparity between the establishment of a charitable private foundation in Armenia, successful fund raising activities and donations to NON-VITAL, but important, Armenian causes, and the GLARING absence of funds and/or donations to the Syrian Armenian CRISIS, eloquently described in Mr. Zaven Khanjian’s article, “Will You Be the First to Answer.”

January 27th, 2014

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Co-Chairs’ Parity Destructive as Azeris Kill Another Soldier

Co-Chairs’ Parity Destructive as Azeris Kill Another Soldier

What do foreign ministers Eduard Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov aim to accomplish on Friday in Paris, when the body of the latest martyr is barely cold in his rightful grave at Yerablur National Cemetery?

January 22nd, 2014

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Turkey: An Action Movie without a ‘Good Guy’

Turkey: An Action Movie without a ‘Good Guy’

In Turkey today, a very high-tempo, high-tension action scene is unfolding, with a life-or-death fight at the top of the state apparatus. A volcano of corruption is erupting once more, releasing all the filth from below the surface.

January 17th, 2014

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