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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 // 17 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

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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

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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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The Housing Conundrum: Syrian Armenians in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly “My father passed away a few years before the beginning of the conflict. My mother works as a cook for 12 hours a day, while my 14-year-old brother attends school,” says Daron, 16, a Syrian-Armenian waiter in Yerevan. “I can’t go to school because I have to [more...]

January 14, 2014 // 19 Comments

Christmas time for an Armenian family tends to be one of the biggest events of the year, with non-stop cooking and eating, your 100-plus “family” members visiting and pinching your cheeks endlessly, and of course the countless “genats’” (Photo by Arevik Danielian)

Christmas in Armenia: A Culinary Perspective

Special to the Armenian Weekly Christmas time for an Armenian family tends to be one of the biggest events of the year, with non-stop cooking and eating, your 100-plus “family” members visiting and pinching your cheeks endlessly, and of course the countless “genats’” (toasts). Being one [more...]

January 5, 2014 // 6 Comments

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An Overview of the ARS Eastern USA’s Relief Efforts in Syria

The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA’s efforts over the past two years have been focused on Syria, where families are faced with political uncertainty amid social and financial instability, including the immediate need for food and shelter. Members of the Armenian Relief Society [more...]

January 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

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