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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 // 2 Comments

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

Why A Second Generation Armenian-American Became a Dual Citizen

The Diaspora The survivors of the Ottoman Turkish genocide that took the lives of some 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children were left traumatized, destitute, malnourished, ill, and torn from family and friends. Yet wherever chance took them, they were able to lay the foundation that has [more...]

December 6, 2016 // 5 Comments

A Tribute to Tom Vartabedian

By Ruth Thomasian Photography and writing bring people together as was the case with Tom and me—he, a journalist/photographer, and me, a photo historian. March 1, 2011, with tape recorder running, and Suzanne Adams, Archivist, taking the photo, Tom shares a photo he took of his mother, Ojen [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Plight of Hidden or Islamized Armenians in Turkey

Special for the Armenian Weekly What a difference a year makes… It was August of last year, when Project Rebirth organized trips to Armenia for a large group of hidden Islamized Armenians from Diyarbakir, Urfa, Dersim, Sason, Van, and the Hamshen regions of Turkey, to help them find their [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 18 Comments

Khachatourian: The 1,000 Dram Conundrum

As soon as Armenia’s newly minted defense minister, Vigen Sargsyan, announced a mandatory tax of 1,000 drams on every Armenian taxpayer to be allocated toward providing benefits for fallen or wounded Armenian soldiers, a vocal wave of opposition began to spring up in political circles, the news [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

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