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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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Reducing the Risk of 1988

Reducing the Risk of 1988

Twenty five years ago, on December 7, 1988, a catastrophic earthquake ripped through Armenia, decimating the town of Spitak and surrounding areas. The quake left more than 25,000 people dead, 15,000 injured, 517,000 homeless, and $14.2 billion in economic damage.

December 6th, 2013

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Spitak Remembered

Spitak Remembered

It was around 7 a.m. on December 7th, 1988. Our telephone woke me up. Our assignment editor at the Associated Press in New York was calling me.

December 6th, 2013

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REP. SCHIFF: The Plight of Syria’s Christians

REP. SCHIFF: The Plight of Syria’s Christians

As winter descends upon the Middle East, the plight of Syria’s people, who have endured nearly three years of savage civil war, grows more desperate with each passing day.

December 4th, 2013

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The Islamized Armenians and Us

The Islamized Armenians and Us

In early November, the Hrant Dink Foundation held a conference on “Islamized Armenians” at the Istanbul Bosphorus University, breaking one more taboo in Turkey. Islamized Armenians were hitherto a hidden reality, a secret known by many, but which couldn’t be revealed to anyone, whispered behind closed doors but filed in government intelligence offices, and it finally broke free into the public.

November 25th, 2013

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Sharing Ownership of Armenia’s Social Issues

Sharing Ownership of Armenia’s Social Issues

Landlocked, blockaded and permanently under threat of attack from hostile neighbors, the Republic of Armenia faces a multitude of national security issues. These issues are further perpetuated by a myriad of social concerns relating to health, education and poverty; arising from a government wrought with corruption, a business environment dominated by oligarchs and a serious emigration problem.

November 19th, 2013

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Peace, Not Diplomacy in Artsakh

Peace, Not Diplomacy in Artsakh

During a meeting with students of the Azerbaijani State Economic University earlier in November, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar announced: “we will work jointly with the Minsk Group and do our best to achieve a solution for the Karabakh issue,” He also admitted that “if the solution of Nagorno Karabakh was easy, we would have done it. I believe that it can be solved only when the conflicting parties make firm decision to solve the problem once and for all.”

November 18th, 2013

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What Threatens Armenia’s National Security?

What Threatens Armenia’s National Security?

According to Colonel Andrey Ruzinsky, commander of the Russian troops stationed in Gyumri, Armenia, the Russian military base could openly side with Armenia in case of a renewed Armenia-Azerbaijan war for Nagorno Karabakh. This would be within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

November 18th, 2013

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Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

On a flight from New York to Cairo a decade ago, I couldn’t help noticing many fashionably dressed Egyptian women. When we touched down, several of them pulled out their chadors and began to cover themselves, as per the local customs.

November 15th, 2013

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Bolshoe Spasibo Mr. Balayan

Bolshoe Spasibo Mr. Balayan

Come and take it, we can’t deal with this any more! This was supposedly the message in Zori Balayan’s letter to President Putin of Russia on the issue of Karabakh. Apparently, Mr. Balayan has suggested that based on the Treaty of Gulistan, Russia is the rightful owner of the de facto Armenian republic of Karabakh. Interestingly, since this ‘news’ hit the Armenian media outlets, Balayan has rejected the notion of offering Karabakh to Russia.

October 25th, 2013

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Who Will Stop Azerbaijan’s Aggression?

Who Will Stop Azerbaijan’s Aggression?

On October 16, at 20 30 hours another Armenian defense force officer, senior commander of strategic planning, Captain Kevork Mnatzaganian was killed as a result of Azeri machine gun fire. Seriously injured were senior corporal Karoush Hampartsoumian, privates Nareg Hagopian and Edgar Haroutiounian. Over the last several years, over one hundred members of the Armenian Defense Forces were either killed or injured by Azeri border attacks or sniper fire.

October 25th, 2013

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