Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at a Security Council meeting on April 2 (photo:

How Long Can the Minsk Group Expect Armenians to Negotiate with Aliyev?

Early on Sat., April 2, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group co-chairs expressed grave concern over the reported large-scale ceasefire violations that were taking place along the Line of Contact (LoC) in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) conflict [more...]

April 3, 2016 // 5 Comments

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ARS Issues Statement on Baku Aggression

The Central Executive Board of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) issued the following statement on April 2, in light of Baku’s recent escalation of violence along the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Line of Contact. For almost two years now, the gradually increasing attacks of the Azeri [more...]

April 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

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Turkey Rights Groups Condemn Judicial Attacks against Eren Keskin

The Human Rights Association of Turkey issued the following statement on March 24, regarding the judicial attacks against prominent human rights lawyer Eren Keskin, who is facing a long list of trumped-up charges. Keskin has a track record of activities that challenge the state’s policy of abuse [more...]

March 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

EAFJD Issues Statement Following Brussels Attack

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) and the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Belgium issued the following statement on March 22, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that targeted the Zaventem Airport in Brussels. The staff and board members of the European [more...]

March 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tsitsernakaberd's eternal flame (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Remembering April 24: A Personal Odyssey

The following is an abridged and updated version of a chapter in ‘Literary Ark 2014: Armenia Hosts Literature’ (Yerevan, AOKS, 2015). Lead Up to 100th Memorial Year ‘As I stood on these dark stone steps at Tsitsernakaberd, I was surrounded by hundreds of thousands of mourners from around [more...]

March 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Soccer: New Coach, New players, and New Era for Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly Just over five months ago, Armenia ended its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on a very low note. The 3-0 reverse suffered to Albania at home put the finishing touches on one of the poorest Armenian campaigns in recent memory. The ill-fated campaign saw Armenia finish [more...]

March 22, 2016 // 7 Comments

Donald Trump at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on Jan. 16. (Photo:

Letter: Beware of Righteousness

A Response to ‘Election 2016: Righteousness and Left-Leaning Progressivism’ Dear Editor: To quote Republican Governor Ronald Reagan in his presidential debate against Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1980: “There you go again!” Once again Raffi Wartanian has offered a leftist polemic [more...]

March 18, 2016 // 3 Comments

A scene from the commemoration of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide (Photo: Anahid Kaprielian)

Mensoian: The Challenge of the Post-Centennial Era

Special for the Armenian Weekly  The stiffest challenge facing us in the post-Centennial era is an international political environment that is less than receptive to our efforts. No one can foretell just how this hostile political landscape will evolve within the next 5, or 10, or more years, but [more...]

March 15, 2016 // 8 Comments

Democratic Party candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during a debate (Photo: CNN video capture)

Election 2016: Righteousness and Left-Leaning Progressivism

Special for the Armenian Weekly As the presidential primary process has progressed, the importance of favoring progressive policies of the American left has only grown. A clear divide differentiates visions articulated by the left for a more just, tolerant, and peaceful America, and the right for a [more...]

March 10, 2016 // 25 Comments

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