Armenian Review Appoints New Editor

WATERTOWN, Mass, December 8, 2008 ‘s The Armenian Review, an academic, peer reviewed journal featuring articles by highly acclaimed academicians, will resume publishing biannually under the direction of a new editor.

Dr. Asbed Kotchikian, who is a lecturer in political science at Bentley University of Waltham, Massachusetts, has recently been appointed the new editor of the Armenian Review. Dr. Kotchikian has written and lectured on topics related to foreign policies of small and weak states, national identity, and regional developmen’s in the Middle East and Eurasia. His PhD dissertation, “Dialectics of Small States: Foreign Policy making in the South Caucasus,” focused on foreign policy issues in Armenia and Georgia.

“The Armenian Review will retain its traditions and remain an academic, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the examination of sociopolitical, historical and economic issues related to Armenia and Armenia’s, without falling into the trap of ethnocentrism,” Dr. Kotchikian said. “We believe that the examination of issues confronting the world at-large is a prerequisite to understanding those issues that Armenia and Armenia’s throughout the world face,” he added.

Dr. Dikran Kaligian will continue to be the journal’s managing editor and Dr. Vartan Matiosian will be the newly appointed book review editor.

The Armenian Review was first published in 1948 by Hairenik Press and soon became a leading quarterly journal featuring mainly academic papers written by some of the most respected scholars and experts on Armenian historical, social, political, and cultural affairs.

The editorial board includes Richard G. Hovannisian; Stephan Astourian; Levon Chorbajian; S. Peter Cowe; Vahakn N. Dadrian; G. M. Goshgarian; Ara Khanjian; Dickran Kouymjian; Marc Nichanian; Susan Pattie; Ronald Grigor Suny; and Khachig Tololyan.

Dr. Kotchikian can be contacted by e-mail at For subscriptions, write to The new website of the Armenian Review is available at


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