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

Have We Considered Our Response to a Pro-Azeri Solution?

While visiting Baku on Aug. 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted a solution to the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict where there would be no loser and no winner. Unfortunately, such a “nobody loses and nobody wins” solution where both sides benefit is an absolute impossibility. That is [more...]

November 8, 2016 // 36 Comments

Soccer: Yet Another Managerial Change for the Armenian National Team

Special for the Armenian Weekly With just under a quarter century of football in the books as an independent nation, Armenia has had 18 different management teams. Whether they be contracted or caretaker managers, very few could boast of success. Lewondowski and Poland celebrate an injury time [more...]

October 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Implications of the Iskander Missile

Special for the Armenian Weekly  As Yerevan was celebrating the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic, the Iskander missile was revealed. Newspapers published article upon article about its sighting, and people were noticeably excited about this new sophisticated form of weaponry. [more...]

October 17, 2016 // 28 Comments

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