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A Diasporan Minister of Diaspora: A Proposal

Special for the Armenian Weekly When the Government of Armenia decided to establish the Ministry of Diaspora in 2008, the objective was to form a partnership between the Armenian state and Armenians in Diaspora and to help strengthen the ties between Armenia and Armenians abroad, by preserving the [more...]

March 8, 2017 // 17 Comments

Rep. Adam Schiff Commemorates 29th Anniversary of Sumgait Pogrom

WASHINGTON—On March 1, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released a statement commemorating the Sumgait Pogrom. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the massacres of Armenians that took place on Feb. 27-29, 1988. Congressman Adam Schiff Rep. Schiff’s statement, which he read in Congress, can be [more...]

March 1, 2017 // 2 Comments

Turcotte Responds to Azerbaijani Consul General in The Hill

  Armenian-American writer, lecturer, activist, politician, and Armenian Weekly contributor Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte recently penned an op-ed in the Washington D.C.-based political newspaper The Hill, in response to an article entitled “Time for Peace in the Caucasus,” written by [more...]

February 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

Welcome to Azerbaijan’s House of Cards

“Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev’s order.” No, you are not tuned into the Netflix original political drama House of Cards. This, unfortunately, is real life—straight from a statement released by the office of [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Why Vote for the ARF?

  By Vatche Proodian Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)? Because the ARF is consistent with its views and keeps its promises. ‘Why vote for the ARF? Because the ARF is consistent with their views and keeps their promises.’ Armenia is currently preparing for [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Tzur Nstink, Shitak Khosink’: Talking Straight About Artsakh

    Special for the Armenian Weekly It has been more than two decades since the ceasefire created the de facto state of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic). During this same time-frame we have been forced to depend upon Russia as our principal proponent and supplier of military [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 16 Comments

Op-Ed: Free Speech Held Hostage in Baku

By Aris Govjian Within a single month, the government of Azerbaijan has managed to quote Nazi propaganda in its campaign against minorities, arrest a Jewish journalist for speaking the truth, and bomb regions where they were scheduled to meet for peace talks. Lapshin being detained in Baku (Photo: [more...]

February 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

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