Articles by Michael Mensoian

About Michael Mensoian (81 Articles)
Michael Mensoian, J.D./Ph.D, is professor emeritus in Middle East and political geography at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a retired major in the U.S. army. He writes regularly for the Armenian Weekly.
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Mensoian: If the ARF Fails to Confront the Challenges, Who Will?

Déjà vu. Again we anxiously wait to see if the resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide will be favorably voted out of the House Foreign Relations Committee. If Turkey with its coterie of paid lobbyists, academic surrogates, and other associated anti-genocide proponents fails to defeat [more...]

February 22, 2010 // 12 Comments

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Mensoian: Sarkisian’s Faustian Bargain

It would be fair to say that the protocols Nalbandian recently signed in Zurich contains absolutely nothing that benefits Armenia’s economic and political interests or its longterm security needs. The protocols are Turkish documents, under the guise of having been mediated by Switzerland. [more...]

October 17, 2009 // 5 Comments

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Mensoian: Genocide Recognition: A Misguided Political Strategy

The years 1915 through 1923 were witness to more than the Ottoman Turkish government’s sponsored murder of some 1.5 million innocent Armenian men, women, and children under the most inhumane methods possible. The complacent western allies allowed Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) to continue the [more...]

October 13, 2009 // 7 Comments

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Mensoian: Javakhk Activist Vahagn Chakhalyan: Justice Denied By Georgia

Samckhe-Javakheti (Javakhk) is an Armenian-populated region situated in southwestern Georgia bordering Armenia and Turkey to the south and southwest, respectively, and the Georgian province of Adchara (Ajaria) to the west. It occupies a strategic position athwart the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railroad [more...]

September 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Finally the ARF Has Resumed Its Traditional Role

For close to a century, Armenians have lived with the psychological and emotional trauma caused by the genocide. In addition, Armenians have suffered the indignity of having their centuries-long occupation of historic Armenia not only challenged, but their physical imprint upon the land destroyed [more...]

May 5, 2009 // 2 Comments

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