Special Reports

St. Stepanos nun-deaconesses

Women Deacons in the Armenian Apostolic Church Revisited

For more on the subject of Armenian women deacons and monastics in the Armenian Apostolic Church, see Shepherds of the Nation and A Nearly Forgotten History: Women Deacons in the Armenian Apostolic Church in the April 21, 2012 and July 6, 2013 issues of The Armenian Weekly. The legacy of sublime [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 7 Comments

Armenians gather as Lenin’s statue is toppled in Republic (once, Lenin) square.

US-Armenia: Evolution of Bilateral Relations

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus The U.S. was quick in acknowledging the independence of the Soviet breakaway countries, and was one of the first to acknowledge the Republic of Armenia on Dec. 25, 1991. Not long after that, on Jan. 7, 1992, the two [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

Lusine Cherkezyan speaks about changing climate conditions affecting Hovk, a village in Armenia’s northeastern province of Tavush.

The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Yokohama, Japan, on March 25-29 to discuss its latest and most comprehensive report on climate change. Made up of leading scientists and experts in the world, the assessment body is the premiere authority on the impact of [more...]

March 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

Kerry and Davutoglu address reporters after their meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, 2013. (State Department Photo)

Armenia-US Relations: Unfulfilled Promise

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus Armenia has, since the rebirth of her independent state in 1991, pursued a forward-leaning policy to strengthen ties with the United States and NATO. Unfortunately, Armenia’s outreach and initiatives to bolster support [more...]

March 21, 2014 // 28 Comments

Volunteers from Tomarza fighting in the Armenian Legion. Photo taken in Cyprus.

The Legacy of the Armenian Legion

Special for the Armenian Weekly Much ink has been spilled on the atrocities the Armenians witnessed during World War I. As the centennial of the Great War approaches, Turkey and Armenia are preparing to commemorate the victorious Gallipoli Campaign and the still-denied Armenian Genocide, [more...]

March 10, 2014 // 18 Comments

Drawing intellectual inspiration and editorial guidance from Israel Charny, a pioneering project was launched. In 1999, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Genocide, (Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 1999) was published.

Genocide Encyclopedias and the Armenian Genocide

Special for the Armenian Weekly The two key human rights concepts of “crimes against humanity” and “genocide” have their roots in the response to the Young Turk mass deportations and massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Following the April 24, 1915 mass arrests [more...]

February 26, 2014 // 10 Comments

Joe Almasian watches the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony with the two jackets he wore as Armenia’s first athlete 20 years ago.

Olympic Flame Still Burns with Almasian

WESTFORD, Mass.—Twenty years after becoming the first athlete to compete for Armenia, the Olympic flame continues to burn brightly for Joe Almasian. Joe Almasian watches the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony with the two jackets he wore as Armenia’s first athlete 20 years ago. It’s never [more...]

February 18, 2014 // 4 Comments

Nazo Bravo (Naz Aslanian)

Well Versed: Armenian Hip-Hop Artists Make Their Mark on Industry

Special for The Armenian Weekly Armenian culture has a historical wealth of musical contributions, but it’s only recently that Armenian influence has spread to the hip-hop genre. Since the early 2000’s, rap artists such as HT Hayko (Hayk Margaryan) have been active in Armenia. In addition to [more...]

February 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization conducting interviews and needs assesment at shelter homes

Syrian Armenians in Armenia: Challenges, Support, and Relief

Special for the Armenian Weekly The Syrian crisis began in the spring of 2011, but it wasn’t until violence hit Aleppo in late July 2012 that the first wave of Syrian Armenians began trickling into Armenia. Within just a couple of months, 3,000 refugees were living in the country. While their [more...]

January 21, 2014 // 4 Comments


Non-Governmental Organizations in Armenia

During the Soviet era in Armenia, there were virtually no non-governmental organizations (NGOs). After the devastating earthquake of December 1988 and during the years of the war in Artsakh (Karabagh), NGOs began to form and were heavily involved with relief and humanitarian efforts. The government [more...]

January 15, 2014 // 6 Comments

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