Garen Yegparian

Insidious Ego

Anyone who has interacted with people in some kind of organizational setting—business, military, volunteer—has no doubt encountered at least one person whose ego is the overwhelming (if not sole) motivator of action. “Ego” graffiti in Freiburg, Germany (Photo: Metro Centric) [more...]

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

TAGS (Trump Armenian Genocide Statement)

Trump Armenian Genocide Statement—that’s what TAGS stands for. Last year, when he had his first chance to do right on the matter of the Armenian Genocide, U.S. President Donald Trump gave us the same mealy-mouthed meaninglessness we had gotten accustomed to from his immediate predecessors in [more...]

March 14, 2018 // 9 Comments

Another President Sarkissian

By the time you read this, the Republic of Armenia will formally know who its new, fourth president will be come April. He is the second one named Sarkissian—first name Armen this time. Armen Sarkissian (Photo: Hurriyet) What would normally be a happy, or at least welcomed, development can only [more...]

March 3, 2018 // 6 Comments

Paylan for President

Unfortunately, we can’t have Garo Paylan as president of the Republic of Armenia—he would be just the kind of decency the doctor ordered for the grossly afflicted political-electoral, economic, and perhaps even societal life of the Republic of Armenia. But for now, let’s set aside the pending [more...]

February 23, 2018 // 3 Comments

Rebellious Bookends

It seems February is a good time of year for Armenians to express their disgust and dismay with overlords who have gotten far too overbearing. Thirty years ago, the Karabagh (Artsakh) Movement for national liberation commenced with peaceful protests in Yerevan and Stepanakert. The rest, as they [more...]

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Corruption: A Handy-Dandy How-To

Since corruption seems to be all the rage and nearly totally accepted in our homeland, and since many in the West are unaccustomed to the sky-high levels and endless diversity in which this practice manifests itself, I thought I’d do some research and present my findings to Diasporan readers so [more...]

February 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

Don’t Regret… Do.

How does one avoid regret? If the person is a psychopath, it’s easy: Regret may not even arise, no matter how vile the behavior. But for most human beings, the path to overcoming regrets is paved with the gleaming white marble stones of doing the right thing. Other than the natural human aversion [more...]

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Teghut Tailings Travesty; Glendale Gas Grift; More Mining Mania

Surprise, surprise, surprise… Not! I was shocked, shocked, to learn from a very brief news item a few days ago of a breach in the Teghut (Teghout/Teghoud) copper and molybdenum mine’s tailings* pond, resulting in the toxic liquids’ retained therein flowing into the Teghut River, thence to [more...]

January 26, 2018 // 2 Comments

Turkey in Syria… and More

With the battles to eradicate the irremediable vermin known as Daesh/ISIS winding down in Iraq and Syria, other conflicts, subsumed and overshadowed by that effort, are now coming to the fore. Here, I’ll try to summarize what’s going on with the Kurds in Syria, largely by way of the huge role [more...]

January 22, 2018 // 10 Comments

Greece and Turkey Playing Nice?

So, a Turk walks into a bar… Oh wait, I’m not telling a joke. Rather, I’m writing an article. But that’s difficult to remember when the Turk in question is Erdoğan and the “bar” is Greece. Turkey’s First Couple signing the book of honor as the Greek President looks on (Photo: [more...]

January 12, 2018 // 5 Comments

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