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What does the Putin-Aliyev embrace mean for Artsakh? (Photo: TASS)

What Does the Putin-Aliyev Embrace Mean for Artsakh?

The news out of Baku on Mon., Aug. 8, as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for talks with his Azerbaijani and Iranian counterparts, signaled Moscow’s heavy hand in the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR) conflict resolution process. What does the Putin-Aliyev embrace mean for Artsakh? (Photo: [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 16 Comments

'[the ARF] has always preferred to protect Armenia’s statehood. Critically, protecting Armenia’s statehood (the nation) does not mean protecting Armenia’s government.'

Sasna Tsrer: The ARF Position in Context

Like most Armenians who followed the developments in Erebuni over the past two weeks, I am deeply passionate about the status of Armenia—our nation, as well as its inhabitants. On July 17, an armed group calling themselves the “Sasna Tsrer,” primarily made up of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) [more...]

August 3, 2016 // 18 Comments

Cypriots hold up photos of missing family members following Turkey’s 1974 invasion. More than 5,000 Cypriots were killed while hundreds of thousands of refugees were ethnically cleansed and forced into concentration camps. Excavations and DNA testing continue to this day to locate the thousands that are missing and to bring closure to their families.

Turkey’s Pattern of Aggression

By Nayiri Partamian   On July 14, just 24 hours prior to a coup attempt in Turkey and Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown continuing to this day, Armenian, Greek, Cypriot and other people of good conscience gathered on Capitol Hill to remember an aggression of a different sort—the 42nd [more...]

August 2, 2016 // 9 Comments

'The summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015 saw thousands of Armenians demonstrate on the streets of Yerevan.' (Photo: Photolure)

The 2016 Yerevan Protests and the Armenian Genocide Connection

For two weeks now, crowds have occupied Yerevan neighborhoods, resulting in several confrontations with riot police.  Although the protests were sparked by the takeover of a police station by a militant group, it would be wrong to interpret the public reaction as loyalty to the individuals who [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Pope Francis (L) and Archbishop Barsamian (R)

Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to Armenia 

By Archbishop Khajag Barsamian Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America  “I have greatly desired to visit this beloved land, your country: the first to embrace the Christian faith. It is a grace for me to find myself here on these heights where, beneath the gaze of Mount [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

'No retribution should be carried out against these people. Both [the ARF] and the public should closely follow the situation, and do our utmost to ensure that the charges against them are handled properly, and that the mildest approach allowed by law be adopted.'

ARF: No Retribution Should Be Carried Out Against Members of Armed Group

‘We Understand that the Reasons Why these People Have Resorted to Such a Desperate Step Are Deeply Rooted in Our Society; these Reasons Must Be Eradicated.’ ‘No retribution should be carried out against these people. Both [the ARF] and the public should closely follow the situation, and [more...]

July 31, 2016 // 8 Comments

Homenetmen is a worldwide non-profit Armenian organization dedicated to sports and scouting, founded in Constantinople in 1918 by Shavarsh Krissian, Krikor Hagopian, and Hovhannes Hintilian.

‘Rise and Raise:’ Why Homenetmen Matters

Homenetmen is a worldwide non-profit Armenian organization dedicated to sports and scouting, founded in Constantinople in 1918 by Shavarsh Krissian, Krikor Hagopian, and Hovhannes Hintilian. Their purpose was to create an organization that would help strengthen and teach Armenian youth. That [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 4 Comments

The bottom line is we need transparency between the government and citizens.

The Need for Foreign Lobbying Reform

By Peter Sahagian Lobbying has existed in American politics since the beginning of Congress. It is a legal right of any group or individual to hire experts and lawyers to reach out to our democratically elected representatives and convince them to adopt policies and stances that benefit them. [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Several months ago ANCA leaders visited Nagorno-Karabagh's Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert. The ANCA is working with Congress to secure U.S. assistance to enhance the center that serves over 1,000 disabled children and adults.

Why The ANCA Works Relentlessly for U.S. Aid to Artsakh

Sometimes we lose before we win. Failure is often the price of trying.  Of striving. Ultimately, of achieving. Several months ago ANCA leaders visited Nagorno-Karabagh’s Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert. The ANCA is working with Congress to secure U.S. assistance to enhance the center [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from a recent protest in Yerevan calling for President Serge Sarkisian's resignation (Photo: Photolure)

Focus Should Remain on Governance Rather Than Regime Change

An armed group called “Sasna Tser” (Daredevils of Sassoon) recently seized the Erebuni police station in Yerevan, taking several policemen hostage and calling for the resignation of Armenian President Sarkisian and the release of prisoner Jirair Sefilyan, who is charged with the illegal [more...]

July 28, 2016 // 6 Comments

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