The Genocide Centennial Commemoration meeting was held in Yerevan on May 27, with the participation of President Serge Sarkissian, Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, as well as leading experts from around the world.

Ekmanian: Armenia’s Uncommon Sense

Special for the Armenian Weekly After the stillborn Turkish-Armenian protocols in 2009, the (non)relations between both countries hit rock bottom in an unprecedented way, creating an atmosphere of deep mistrust, especially among official circles in Armenia. The latest manifestation of this was [more...]

January 2, 2015 // 46 Comments

A newspaper headline announcing, 'The Tax Period Has Ended'

‘I’ll squeeze those Armenians like lemons’

Special for the Armenian Weekly It was one of those receptions that had taken months to organize. The tables were fitted with fancy decor topped with bouquets of tulips picked from all parts of the country. The hall was unlike most other halls in the city; elaborately embellished with handmade [more...]

December 31, 2014 // 33 Comments

The Armenian National Team (Photo courtesy of

Soccer: A Year to Forget for the Armenian National Team

Special for the Armenian Weekly In business, it is customary and good practice to complete a comprehensive year-end assessment of team performance. This usually includes providing high-quality, candid performance and development feedback and working to set “S.M.A.R.T.” goals for the upcoming [more...]

December 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Photo by Anush Khachatryan

Civil Society in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities

Special for the Armenian Weekly Civil society is a system of public mechanisms and relations that is self-contained and independent from the state. It provides conditions for the satisfaction of the private interests and needs of groups and individuals. In the Western political understanding, a [more...]

December 24, 2014 // 25 Comments

Unrecorded Meteorite Crater Found on Mount Ararat?

Land-Locked: The Necessity of Open Borders in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly The historically positive relationship between Israel and the Republic of Turkey has been strained since the 2008-09 Gaza War and the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid. More recently, following U.S. pressure on both sides, a failed attempt of reconciliation between the two [more...]

December 23, 2014 // 5 Comments

I have drawn a blue line  that runs the shortest distance from the Mingechaur (Mingachevir) reservoir’s (a body of water created in the 1950s by the damming of the Kura River) southerly side the current border of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. I suggest driving the Azeris back to that line.

The Survival of Armenia: Dangers and Opportunities

This article is an edited version of a presentation given by Boyajian before Massachusetts Armenian Americans in December 2014. Before considering the dangers and opportunities in and around Armenia and Artsakh (Karabagh), let’s think about just how far they’ve come. Take Artsakh’s war [more...]

December 23, 2014 // 15 Comments


Sahagian: No, I Am Not Anatolian!

With the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaching, Armenians have done well in preserving the identity of our lost land, at least mentally if not physically, since 1915. Yet, the one group that has failed us in large part is our intellectuals. Our scholars and academics over the past [more...]

December 15, 2014 // 38 Comments

For the first time in its 91-year history, the Republic of Turkey held direct presidential elections, won by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly)

Turkey’s Post-Post-Modern Coup and U.S. Foreign Policy

Special for the Armenian Weekly Turkey is no stranger to changes in regime. The administration in Ankara has seen fundamental, abrupt shifts a number of times since the Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923. Following the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1938, the military perceived itself as the [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 5 Comments

An endangered viper near Mount Amoulsar

Letter: Amoulsar, A Mining Disaster in Armenia

The following is an open letter by the Save Teghut Civic Initiative, a coalition of groups and individuals concerned about Armenia’s environment, urging Armenians worldwide to refrain from supporting the Amoulsar mining project, which aims to extract gold from Mount Amoulsar in the Vayots Dzor [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 30 Comments

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