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Diversity Our Strength

By Harout Manougian Harvard Kennedy School – Class of 2019 2017ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern The motto on the coat of arms of the City of Toronto reads “Diversity Our Strength.”  Having grown up in that multicultural city, I always considered it a privilege to be surrounded by students, [more...]

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘Tsavt Tanem’: Untranslatable and Universal

Special for the Armenian Weekly It was a busy, bustling day in the Cascade—a communal square in the heart of ancient Yerevan. Accessed by steep stairs, the Cascade was full of vendors, tourists, and students dashing to their destinations. I had just attended a lecture at the Musical Armenia [more...]

June 30, 2017 // 2 Comments

Miracle: A Der Hayr’s Reflections on the 2016 April War

Special for the Armenian Weekly What happened in Artsakh in the month of April of last year contains a historical mystery—it was not merely a limited war. If we dig deeper, we may uncover an important secret. NKR Servicemen in Shushi (Photo: Araz Chiloyan) We were proud of our army’s [more...]

June 29, 2017 // 3 Comments

My Name is Shamiram

Special for the Armenian Weekly Hundreds of people in a well-lit room dotted with tables, and somehow I’m discovered amidst it all. I’m the shy, 14-year-old being approached by a short, stubby, eager man with graying hair and a face carved with wrinkles. He’s smiling. Ara and Shamiram, 1950 [more...]

June 28, 2017 // 11 Comments

A Resurgent Monument to the Living Memory of Soseh Mairik

The following statement was released by the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Inc. on June 23. *** Nearly three fateful decades have gone by since the time, when the authorities of the newly liberated Artsakh Republic—recovering from an epic liberation war fought against a merciless enemy—offered [more...]

June 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Economic Reforms

Dear Editor, I recently read in the news of new economic reforms being implemented in Armenia, which take into account proposals from multiple sources. However, Armenia’s economy will not progress while the average person does not trust the government and while those who have the means to leave [more...]

June 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Shirinian: A New Era of Public Policy in Armenia

A significant political transformation in Armenia was the election of the new Parliament (National Assembly) early in April. Whether the new Parliament will be able to recreate itself as an effective political institution largely depends on how it addresses the mounting instability in the economic [more...]

June 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

EAFJD Condemns Azerbaijan’s Latest Attack

BRUSSELS, Belgium— The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) strongly condemned Azerbaijan for its latest escalation of violence on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact (LoC), and expressed its condolences to the families of Armenian soldiers killed while on duty, in a [more...]

June 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Congressman Adam Schiff Condemns D.C. Attack in U.S. House Floor Speech

  WASHINGTON—In a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 7, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) strongly condemned the May 16 attack on peaceful American protesters in Washington, D.C. In a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives [more...]

June 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

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