Welcome to Azerbaijan’s House of Cards

“Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev’s order.” No, you are not tuned into the Netflix original political drama House of Cards. This, unfortunately, is real life—straight from a statement released by the office of [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Why Vote for the ARF?

  By Vatche Proodian Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)? Because the ARF is consistent with its views and keeps its promises. ‘Why vote for the ARF? Because the ARF is consistent with their views and keeps their promises.’ Armenia is currently preparing for [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Tzur Nstink, Shitak Khosink’: Talking Straight About Artsakh

    Special for the Armenian Weekly It has been more than two decades since the ceasefire created the de facto state of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic). During this same time-frame we have been forced to depend upon Russia as our principal proponent and supplier of military [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 16 Comments

Op-Ed: Free Speech Held Hostage in Baku

By Aris Govjian Within a single month, the government of Azerbaijan has managed to quote Nazi propaganda in its campaign against minorities, arrest a Jewish journalist for speaking the truth, and bomb regions where they were scheduled to meet for peace talks. Lapshin being detained in Baku (Photo: [more...]

February 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

Op-Ed: Let Us Be That Generation

Special for the Armenian Weekly 2016 ended with a historic United States election. The Republican Party had the carpet pulled out from under them by an outspoken billionaire who outlined a country under threat by religious extremists on one hand and industrialized states who sucked the humble [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 2 Comments

Paylan: Let’s Correct This Historic Mistake Before It’s Too Late

Armenian Member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) recently wrote the following op-ed for Istanbul-based biweekly Agos newspaper. Below is the English translation. MP Garo Paylan at the HDP Parliamentary office in Ankara (Photo: Rupen Janbazian) *** Last [more...]

February 6, 2017 // 14 Comments

AYF Western U.S. Call to Action and Statement on Immigration Ban

The following is call to action and statement released by the Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States on Feb. 4.  *** On Jan. 27, United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order to temporarily ban citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the [more...]

February 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

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