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

Khachatourian: The Impact of the Paylan Effect

The unparalleled reception that the Los Angeles Armenian community gave to Garo Paylan, the Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), not only demonstrated the deep-rooted affinity toward Armenians in Turkey but also highlighted an unwavering [more...]

October 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mouradian: Dead Poets and a Cobblestone Path

A few weeks ago, I visited Misak Medzarents’ (1886-1908) village, Pingean, near the city of Agn (current name: Kemaliye) in Turkey. As I walked in the narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways of the village where the beloved poet was born, I kept looking at the century-old houses, wondering: [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 11 Comments

Our Celebration of Self-Determination

As with other important Armenian holidays, various governments and politicians issued statements on Sept. 21 on the occasion Armenia’s Independence Day.  The White House released a letter to the President of Armenia on the occasion, which stated, “we [the United States] remain committed to the [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catholicos Aram I: ‘No Reconciliation Without Justice’

By Vanna Kitsinian, Esq. At first glance, it may seem surprising that a man of the cloth would pursue a legal case that has rightly been referred to as “ground-breaking in nature.” However, when considering that the man is His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, it comes as no surprise. Catholicos Aram [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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