Following consultations with both leading campaigns regarding their respective policy priorities on Armenian American issues, and after reviewing the major party candidates’ track records and positions, the ANCA has concluded that neither the Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine nor the Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket earned the organization's endorsement.

ANCA Withholds 2016 Presidential Endorsement

‘The ANCA Has Concluded That Neither the Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine Nor the Donald Trump-Mike Pence Ticket Earned the Organization’s Endorsement.’ WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today issued the following statement regarding the 2016 U.S. [more...]

October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lewondowski and Poland celebrate an injury time winner while Arsen Beglaryan lays despondent in his goal. (Photo:

Soccer: Yet Another Managerial Change for the Armenian National Team

Special for the Armenian Weekly With just under a quarter century of football in the books as an independent nation, Armenia has had 18 different management teams. Whether they be contracted or caretaker managers, very few could boast of success. Lewondowski and Poland celebrate an injury time [more...]

October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Armenian military demonstrates Iskander missile systems during the Sept. 21 parade in Yerevan.  (Photo: Photolure)

The Implications of the Iskander Missile

Special for the Armenian Weekly  As Yerevan was celebrating the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic, the Iskander missile was revealed. Newspapers published article upon article about its sighting, and people were noticeably excited about this new sophisticated form of weaponry. [more...]

October 17, 2016 // 25 Comments

Bohjalian and the 'We Are Our Mountains' monument in Stepanakert, NKR (Photo: Knar Babayan)

Bohjalian: Putting a Face on the Refugee Crisis

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Burlington Free Press)—For most of America, the heartbreaking faces of Syrian refugees this year have belonged to children. We have seen them drowned and we have seen them stunned into silence by warfare and covered in blood. (We’ve also seen them likened to Skittles, but that [more...]

October 16, 2016 // 3 Comments

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Flip-Floppery’ on Genocide

Few people can honestly dispute Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (HRC) record of ‘flip-floppery’—and that her flip-flop record is lengthy… The North American Free Trade Agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Cuban embargo, Keystone oil pipeline, sanctuary cities, [more...]

October 12, 2016 // 20 Comments

Presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R)

The Messy and Confusing Presidential Elections

We are in the midst of a very scary economic reality as the United States is facing significant and fundamental budgetary challenges and yet the rhetoric from the presidential candidates is abundant with promises that none of them can keep, accomplish, or have any possibility of passage in the [more...]

October 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

A scene from the 2013 Yerevan Municipal Elections (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

The Importance of Monitoring Elections—Every Single Time

Special for the Armenian Weekly When I moved to Armenia in 2009, I had absolutely no intention of meddling with politics. In fact, I made a deliberate effort to stay as far and wide as possible from anyone’s radar—the more undetectable and anonymous, the better, I thought. I moved here to enjoy [more...]

October 7, 2016 // 4 Comments

A bas-relief of David vs. Goliath from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the island of Aghtamar. (Photo:

ANCA: David vs. Goliath

Have you ever been handed $45,000 a month to represent an oil rich and corrupt dictator? Well, that’s the monthly stipend currently being paid by the Government of Azerbaijan to the Podesta Group, a Washington, D.C. based lobbying firm led by Tony Podesta—whose brother John is the Chairman [more...]

October 4, 2016 // 4 Comments

Paylan during his address  to Parliament on April 21, during which he called for an investigation into the killing of Armenian members of the Turkish Parliament during the Armenian Genocide (Photo: Garo Paylan Facebook page)

Hamparian: Garo Paylan—A Man of Courage and Conviction

Below is Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian’s introduction of Garo Paylan at a standing-room-only town hall hosted by the “Satenig” chapter of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) at the Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church in Bethesda, Md., on [more...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

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