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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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EDITORIAL: Resolving to Advance the Armenian Cause

EDITORIAL: Resolving to Advance the Armenian Cause

2013 began and ends with conflict. Beginning with the election cycle in Armenia—presidential and municipal—which was marred, once again, with voter fraud and corruption to the Armenian government’s abrupt decision to join the Russia-led Customs Union, the ruling party in Armenia reinforced its grip on power by neglecting the population.
One of the key threats to [...]

December 31st, 2013

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Armenian Government Again Tramples On Constitution

Armenian Government Again Tramples On Constitution

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party of Armenia’s trampling on the Armenian Constitution continues without impunity, as party members pushed forward an agreement in the National Assembly that effectively sells off Armenia’s interests in the gas company and dodges questions of misappropriation of funds by government agencies.

December 23rd, 2013

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What Will The Armenian Genocide Centennial Accomplish?

What Will The Armenian Genocide Centennial Accomplish?

The leader of the association of Turkish Jews in Israel, Zali de Toledo, stated that “Turkey should take into account its interests and should normalize relations with Israel or else the Israeli lobby will likely stay neutral when 2015 comes.” This proves that nothing has changed. The world is oblivious to morality and the reality of the Armenian Genocide is no more than a bargaining chip for some nations.

December 13th, 2013

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Reflections of a Participant at the ‘Islamized Armenians’ Conference in Istanbul

Reflections of a Participant at the ‘Islamized Armenians’ Conference in Istanbul

Passing through the security gates of the historic Bogazici University, the former Robert College, I was struck by the beauty and serenity of the campus as we meandered through a drive paralleling the breathtaking Bosphorus on the right.

December 13th, 2013

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An Open Letter to Congressman Adam Schiff

An Open Letter to Congressman Adam Schiff

With utmost pain and bewilderment, I read your article about “The Plight of Syria’s Christians” on the December 4 issue of Asbarez Post.

December 10th, 2013

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LETTERS: Urge Mass. Gov. Patrick to Drop Judicial Nominee

LETTERS: Urge Mass. Gov. Patrick to Drop Judicial Nominee

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has blundered in nominating Joseph S. Berman to be a Superior Court judge. Mr. Berman is a long-time member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and has been a National Commissioner of that organization since 2006.

December 10th, 2013

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