Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (331 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Sassounian: To Get Rid of ISIS, Turks Must First Get Rid of Erdogan

Turkey has not only refused to join its NATO allies in fighting against ISIS, but has trained, armed, and facilitated the infiltration of thousands of terrorists into Syria and Iraq. The British Guardian reported that in May, when U.S. Special Forces raided the compound of ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf in [more...]

September 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

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Sassounian: Armenia Scores High on Global Index: Perception vs. Reality

The latest report of the Human Freedom Index for 152 countries gives Armenia a surprisingly high score. The study was conducted jointly by the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.; Fraser Institute, Vancouver, Canada; and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Berlin, Germany. The 108-page [more...]

August 25, 2015 // 47 Comments

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Sassounian: Trump Risks Tarnishing Image for a Fistful of Azeri Dollars

The last thing Donald Trump needs these days is one more controversy. Then again, Trump thrives on controversy and most probably would welcome any publicity—positive or negative—as long as his name is in the headlines. Due to his prominent name and bluntness, Trump is leading the large field of [more...]

August 4, 2015 // 9 Comments

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