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Hamparian: ANCA and Return on Investment

  If you had invested $10,000 with Warren Buffett’s newly purchased company Berkshire Hathaway back around 1965, that investment now would be worth more than $70 million. Obviously a pretty impressive Return on Investment (ROI). To explore the many ways to support the ANCA’s [more...]

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sarkisian addressing the crowd on Aug. 1

A Response to President Sarkisian

On Aug. 1, President Serge Sarkisian held a meeting in the Presidential Palace, during which he responded to the take-over of a district police station in Yerevan by a group of activists or terrorists—depending on your point of view—as well as addressing a perceived misinterpretation of his [more...]

August 17, 2016 // 10 Comments

NKR Servicemen in Shushi (Photo: Araz Chiloyan)

The Four-Day War and Other Serious Concerns

The latest agreement coming out of the St. Petersburg meeting between Presidents Serge Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev overseen by President Vladimir Putin is that the number of observers and sound monitoring systems will increase on the Line of Contact (LoC). This acceptance by President Aliyev that [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 5 Comments

The 'Free Artsakh Welcomes You' sign greets all who visit the independent Republic.  The unilateral concessions envisaged in the “Madrid Principles” would fundamentally threaten that freedom, leaving Artsakh citizens vulnerable to renewed Azerbaijani aggression and undermining their right to self-determination.

Time to Get Rid of the Madrid Principles

By Alyssa Dermenjian After the April 2-6 Azerbaijani attacks on the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR), which resulted in hundreds of lives lost and confirmed reports of Azerbaijani war crimes against both civilians and soldiers, the international community, and in particular the Organization [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 6 Comments

Putin and Erdogan in St. Petersburg (Photo: kremlin.ru)

As Putin Tightens His Grip so Does the Noose around Armenia

By all accounts Russian President Vladimir Putin has been having a good week. And, it’s only Tuesday. Putin and Erdogan in St. Petersburg (Photo: kremlin.ru) On Monday, he and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev were all smiles after discussing the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR) conflict, [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 9 Comments

What does the Putin-Aliyev embrace mean for Artsakh? (Photo: TASS)

What Does the Putin-Aliyev Embrace Mean for Artsakh?

The news out of Baku on Mon., Aug. 8, as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for talks with his Azerbaijani and Iranian counterparts, signaled Moscow’s heavy hand in the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR) conflict resolution process. What does the Putin-Aliyev embrace mean for Artsakh? (Photo: [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 15 Comments

'[the ARF] has always preferred to protect Armenia’s statehood. Critically, protecting Armenia’s statehood (the nation) does not mean protecting Armenia’s government.'

Sasna Tsrer: The ARF Position in Context

Like most Armenians who followed the developments in Erebuni over the past two weeks, I am deeply passionate about the status of Armenia—our nation, as well as its inhabitants. On July 17, an armed group calling themselves the “Sasna Tsrer,” primarily made up of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) [more...]

August 3, 2016 // 17 Comments

Cypriots hold up photos of missing family members following Turkey’s 1974 invasion. More than 5,000 Cypriots were killed while hundreds of thousands of refugees were ethnically cleansed and forced into concentration camps. Excavations and DNA testing continue to this day to locate the thousands that are missing and to bring closure to their families.

Turkey’s Pattern of Aggression

By Nayiri Partamian   On July 14, just 24 hours prior to a coup attempt in Turkey and Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown continuing to this day, Armenian, Greek, Cypriot and other people of good conscience gathered on Capitol Hill to remember an aggression of a different sort—the 42nd [more...]

August 2, 2016 // 9 Comments

'The summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015 saw thousands of Armenians demonstrate on the streets of Yerevan.' (Photo: Photolure)

The 2016 Yerevan Protests and the Armenian Genocide Connection

For two weeks now, crowds have occupied Yerevan neighborhoods, resulting in several confrontations with riot police.  Although the protests were sparked by the takeover of a police station by a militant group, it would be wrong to interpret the public reaction as loyalty to the individuals who [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Pope Francis (L) and Archbishop Barsamian (R)

Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to Armenia 

By Archbishop Khajag Barsamian Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America  “I have greatly desired to visit this beloved land, your country: the first to embrace the Christian faith. It is a grace for me to find myself here on these heights where, beneath the gaze of Mount [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

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