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Harout Ekmanian

… And the Struggle for Justice Continues

The following is a speech delivered by Armenia-based journalist Harout Ekmanian in Berlin, as part of a program titled “It Snows in April,” which was launched by the Maxim Gorki Theater. The program is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.   Two years ago, when I visited [more...]

March 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

(Photo by Nanore Barsoumian/ The Armenian Weekly)

Thoughts as We Approach the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

  By Ara Caprielian “Mass meetings on behalf of the Armenians amount to nothing whatever if they are mere methods of giving a sentimental but ineffective and safe outlet to the emotion of those engaged in them.” —Theodore Roosevelt   It has been our centuries-old quest to [more...]

March 23, 2015 // 7 Comments

Under the protection of the British mandate, Armenian deportees return to Marash from exile in the Syrian desert. (Photo courtesy of Rev. Vartan Hartunian, Belmont, Mass.)

Letter: A Blizzard in Perspective

Dear Editor, Here I sit looking out my second-floor window in Watertown, Mass., as yet another blizzard-load of snow dumps itself during this record-breaking February. The silent gusts of wind blow snow parallel to the ground, creating drifts several feet high on top of several feet of previously [more...]

March 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

The Jan. 21 meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Aliyev was designed to soothe bruised egos on the Azerbaijani side, which is why human rights abuses were barely mentioned.  (Photo: Official website of the Azerbaijani President)

Azerbaijan: More Isolated than Ever

Special for the Armenian Weekly Over the course of the past seven years, the influence of the West has waned in the South Caucasus, as its attention has shifted away from the wider region. In turn, Russia’s moves to consolidate the North and South Caucasus have proceeded unabated with each year. [more...]

March 5, 2015 // 13 Comments

Map of Armenia, NKR, and Azerbaijan (Photo: Makar Ghazaryan/Creative Commons)

Sleeping with Our Enemy: Russia Sells Weapons to Azerbaijan

Russia has sold some $4 billion worth of modern weapons to Azerbaijan in the past few years, with perhaps more to come. These include S-300 air defense missiles, Mi-35M combat helicopters, T-90 tanks, Kornet anti-tank missiles, MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled artillery, and the highly destructive [more...]

March 5, 2015 // 104 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace (Photo: Official Website of the Turkish President)

Turkey’s Tactics of ‘Oriental Slyness’

Turkey has announced that the annual commemoration of the Gallipoli Dardanelles battles of World War I, which was traditionally held on March 18, will be held on April 24 this year. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited more than 120 world leaders, including President Serge Sarkisian of [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 46 Comments

Former coalition partners, oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan and President Serge Sarkisian, have gone from allies to adversaries over recent weeks.

The Cup Runneth Over: A New Era of Oligarchic Competition

Special for the Armenian Weekly Civic activist Artak Khachatryan was kidnapped by three masked men in front of a shopping center in Yerevan, on Sat., Feb. 7. Hours later, he was found unconscious on the side of a street near his home. Prosperous Armenia member Artak Khachatryan lies in a hospital [more...]

February 14, 2015 // 16 Comments

nisanyan feature pic

Not Another ‘Je Suis’ Article

Special for the Armenian Weekly The attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last month prompted millions of French citizens and people from around the world to celebrate the slain journalists as martyrs of freedom of speech. We have seen similar waves of reactions in Turkey, Armenia, [more...]

February 12, 2015 // 13 Comments

Ilham Aliyev

Letter: Why Would NH Endorse a Foreign Dictator?

Below is an open letter by New Hampshire resident Aram Jeknavorian addressed to his state’s legislature, regarding an anti-Armenian bill, H.R.6, which may be brought before the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Feb. 11. *** Dear New Hampshire State Representative, As a proud citizen of [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 6 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Jan. 15, in the presence of 16 soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes representing various Turkic people in history. (Photo: Official website of the President of Turkey)

Astarjian: A Quadruple Historic Bypass

Special for the Armenian Weekly Major occurrences have studded the globe and civilizations— events, some good (such as the three monotheistic religions, though some argue to the contrary), and some evil (like the Great Flood which engulfed land, sparing the peaks, thus creating the Mediterranean [more...]

February 2, 2015 // 8 Comments

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