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About Serouj Aprahamian (27 Articles)
Serouj Aprahamian has always been actively involved in the Armenian community. From 2007-2009, he served as the Capital Gateway Program Director for the Armenian National Committee of America in DC, while obtaining a Master's in International Relations from American University. He also served for three years as the Executive Director of the AYF Western Region and has contributed regularly to the Armenian Weekly, Haytoug, and Asbarez. He is currently a correspondent of the Armenian Weekly in Yerevan.

Regime Change from the Ground Up

Elections Set in Gyumri and Vanadzor Special for the Armenian Weekly Following a tense, 14-day renegade takeover of a Yerevan police station, Armenians throughout the world have increasingly been discussing conditions in their fragile republic. While virtually everyone, including the president of [more...]

August 11, 2016 // 7 Comments

Targeting Democracy: An Armenian Account of Kurdish Ambitions

Day by day, Turkey’s onslaught against the Kurds is intensifying. Just last month, Ankara launched over 500 air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), while targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) only 3 times. By now, even senior U.S. officials are admitting that [more...]

September 2, 2015 // 9 Comments

Turkey Attacks Kurds under Anti-ISIS Cover

Special for the Armenian Weekly  On Wed., July 22, U.S. President Barrack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan got on the phone and struck a deal to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Since then, the Western press has been full of adulation for Turkey, [more...]

July 30, 2015 // 7 Comments

High Voltage: Yerevan Protest Ignites New Wave of Social Change

Special for the Armenian Weekly Residents living on Yerevan’s Baghramyan Avenue awoke to the sounds of water cannons and police wagons on Tuesday morning as police violently dispersed an overnight sit-in held by activists protesting a recent hike in electricity fares. Thousands of citizens came [more...]

June 24, 2015 // 24 Comments

Electricity Price Hike Sparks Sit-In Protest in Yerevan

Demonstrators Vow to Remain in Liberty Square until June 22 YEREVAN (A.W.)—Thousands of people gathered in Yerevan’s Liberty Square Friday evening, June 19, to protest the government’s adoption of a 17 percent rise in electricity rates. What was initially slated as a march in the city center [more...]

June 20, 2015 // 19 Comments

Oxfam and One Armenia Team Up to Lift Lives in Tavush

Campaign Target Date Set for June 29 We live in a world today where development is purported to hinge on services and technological innovation. To be competitive in the global economy, countries are told they must enter the information age and develop sectors such as IT. This penchant for progress [more...]

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Power vs. Progress: The HDP’s ‘Threat’ of Democracy

  Special for the Armenian Weekly One of the most persistent lies associated with the Armenian Genocide is the notion that Armenians were killed because of their desire to break away from the Ottoman Empire. Not only denialists but many mainstream commentators claim that the motivating factor [more...]

May 26, 2015 // 5 Comments

The Cup Runneth Over: A New Era of Oligarchic Competition

Special for the Armenian Weekly Civic activist Artak Khachatryan was kidnapped by three masked men in front of a shopping center in Yerevan, on Sat., Feb. 7. Hours later, he was found unconscious on the side of a street near his home. Prosperous Armenia member Artak Khachatryan lies in a hospital [more...]

February 14, 2015 // 16 Comments

Planting Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-op

On Jan. 1, a new law on “Social Assistance to Border Communities” went into effect in Armenia. The measure provides partial subsidies on natural gas, electricity, and irrigation to those living in Armenia’s volatile border regions. Members of the Gomk Agricultural Cooperative However, not all [more...]

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

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