Learning From or Repeating History

Special for the Armenian Weekly A Jan. 16 statement issued jointly by the World Food Programme, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees read in part, “We must not let 2017 repeat the [more...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hrant: A Light in the Darkening

The following is a reflection piece by screenwriter, filmmaker, and photojournalist Eric Nazarian on the 10th commemoration of Hrant Dink’s assassination, which took place in Istanbul on Jan. 19.  *** Special for the Armenian Weekly On Jan. 15, 1929, a son was born to a pastor and a teacher [more...]

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Khachatourian: A Decade After Hrant Dink’s Assassination

  “Today we remember the 10th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination… and we pledge, to once and for all, topple the criminal government.” This daring and bold statement comes from Pakrad Estukian, the editor of the Armenian section of Agos newspaper, whose founder and editor, Hrant [more...]

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Far from the Mountaintop

Three years ago, I worked at a polling station at a local election. A lady pulled up to our table in her wheelchair and wanted to vote. She went on at length to describe how, for years, she and her husband had come together to vote and had always gotten something to eat afterwards. After voting, [more...]

January 16, 2017 // 5 Comments

Some Clarifications About Havresc

By Baruyr Hagopian Baruyr Hagopian is the former chair of the Diocesan Assembly of the Armenian Church of Iraq. This article originally appeared in Horizon Weekly (in Armenian) on Jan. 9, and was translated by the Armenian Weekly. *** After reading several articles, I learned that a filmmaker named [more...]

January 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

Mensoian: Aliyev’s ‘Catch-22’ Dilemma

Special for the Armenian Weekly On the one hand, Armenians both inside and outside Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) have been hard at work rebuilding and strengthening the country. Its soldiers—some of whom have made the supreme sacrifice—protect the fledgling state against continuing Azerbaijani [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 13 Comments

This New Year, I Thank You for Saving Us

From Persecution in Baku to Opportunity in the United States Special for the Armenian Weekly  “I thank God every day for saving us.” My father speaks these words occasionally whenever we discuss anything remotely related to our arrival to United States on Jan. 31, 1992.  Not an [more...]

January 3, 2017 // 9 Comments

Election 2016: Finally, It’s Over

Special for the Armenian Weekly Finally, it’s over… After 18 months of an unprecedented, contentious, full-of-controversies, huge sums of money spent on political ads and counter ads, nasty primaries in both parties, and party Conventions that lacked any meaningful, realistic, and [more...]

December 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

Aliyev the Alligator: An Artsakh Allegory

  This Christmas and New Year, as you gather with friends and family, consider sharing Armenian stories with young children in new, creative, and engaging ways. One suggestion would be to tell the tale of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) as an alligator story, like the one below. (Another would [more...]

December 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Op-Ed: Time to Cure Armenia from ‘Levon the Virus’

  Special for the Armenian Weekly It is truly a sad reality that Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s name remains a relevant part of the Armenian political vernacular. The first President of Armenia’s current Republic, who was forced to resign in 1998—two years after the first recorded rigged [more...]

December 19, 2016 // 17 Comments

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