'Because the fact remains that this is a two-way street; Armenia needs us—Diasporan Armenians—just as much as we need Armenia.' (Photo: Araz Chiloyan)

25 Years on: Reclaiming Our True Independence

Twenty-five years ago, Armenia declared itself independent from Soviet rule, with over 99 percent of eligible voters saying “yes” to statehood. After 70 long years, Armenia was once again a free and independent nation. ‘Because the fact remains that this is a two-way street; Armenia needs [more...]

September 21, 2016 // 3 Comments

Gebeshian addressing the 83rd AYF Olympics

Gebeshian: Together, We as Armenians Make it Possible

‘I Truly Believe that Inherent Armenian Spirit and Drive Within Me—The Same Spirit that Is in All of You—Is What has Pushed me to Keep Going and to Be Better.’ Special for the Armenian Weekly When the idea was proposed for me to attend and address the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) [more...]

September 6, 2016 // 6 Comments

'As an accredited representative to the OSCE, it is imperative for Canada to have a pivotal and a constructive role in peacefully resolving this issue, while respecting the self-determination of the people of Artsakh.'

ANCC: Canada Must Play Pivotal and Constructive Role in Artsakh Peace

OTTAWA, Canada—Below is the Armenian National Committee of Canada’s (ANCC) statement on the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR). *** Sept. 2 marks the 25th anniversary of Artsakh’s declaration of independence. Armenians in Canada and [more...]

September 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

'At this crucial time, the most important of these are ensuring the favorable resolution of the Artsakh issue and the security of the Republic. '

ARF Statement on the 25th Anniversary of Artsakh’s Independence

Sept. 2 marks the 25th anniversary of the proclamation establishing the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh). These have been years of struggle, battles, heroism, creativity, and achievement. These achievements would not have been possible without the unity and collective support of the Armenian [more...]

September 2, 2016 // 3 Comments

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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:

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: On Monday, he and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev were all smiles after discussing the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR) conflict, [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 10 Comments

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