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Shoushi is More Significant Than Ever

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.

Finally the ARF Has Resumed Its Traditional Role

By assuming their role as the loyal opposition, the ARF has injected itself into the normalization process, unfettered by the constraints that hobbled it as a coalition partner. Sarkisian must realize the serious consequences should he present any agreement as a fait accompli. This would be a serious setback for the democratization process in Armenia. The normalization of relations with Turkey is a historic moment in contemporary Armenian history. The ARF, by reassuming its traditional, role takes center stage in this process. It

ANCA Advocacy Days: My Unforgettable Trip to D.C.

On April 21, Arev Hovsepian had the privilege of flying to Washington D.C. from Los Angeles to lobby Members of Congress to support House Resolution 252 which officially recognizes the Armenian Genocide. As part of the ANCA Advocacy Days, her mission started the next morning, when about 50 ANCA volunteers from throughout the country came together to try to increase the number of Congressional co-sponsors for the resolution. At 14 years old, she was the youngest of the volunteers.

Nalbandian Shuts Out the Press

Requests to interview Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian while he was in Washington were denied. This is most troubling, especially at a time when flow of information from official Yerevan is so little, that we, in the business, are forced to decipher through propaganda-laced news reports from Turkey and Azerbaijan to make sense of this so-called “roadmap” to normalization of ties between Turkey and Armenia.

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