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Harut Sassounian

Trump Gets Slapped Twice in One Week at the United Nations

President Trump added two new major mistakes last month to the long list of misguided foreign and domestic policy decisions throughout the year. Donald Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) On Dec. 18, 2017, the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the reversal [more...]

January 3, 2018 // 21 Comments

European Court of Human Rights Penalizes Both Armenia and Azerbaijan

The European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) issued two similar rulings on Dec. 12: one against Armenia, and the other against Azerbaijan. Not surprisingly, the Azeri press deceptively reported only the ruling against Armenia, hiding from its readers the fact that a similar judgement was issued [more...]

December 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

Fifth Century Historian Describes Deplorable State of Armenian Society

A friend recently sent me an excerpt written in the 5th century by historian Movses Khorenatsi, in which he described the deplorable societal conditions in ancient Armenia. The History of Armenia. Movses Khorenatsi. – Amsterdam: T. Vanandetsi Press, 1695 (Photo: expositions.nlr.ru) My friend [more...]

December 13, 2017 // 10 Comments

Turkish President Erdoğan Embroiled in New, $15 Million Scandal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came to power 14 years ago as a devout Muslim, announcing that he intended to eliminate corruption from Turkish politics. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Photo: Michał Józefaciuk) As he consolidated his authority and moved from prime minister to an autocratic [more...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Is the CEO of Turkey’s Newest U.S. PR Firm Really Armenian?

Two articles by Louise Neu on Medium.com have revealed that Ronn Torossian’s public relation’s firm signed a contract to represent Turkey earlier this year. Torossian is CEO of the 5WPR firm, based in New York City. Justice Department records indicate Torossian signed the agreement on [more...]

November 15, 2017 // 18 Comments

The Istanbul Armenian Community’s Patriarch Dilemma

A major controversy has been brewing for several years among members of the Armenian community of Istanbul over plans to elect a new Patriarch. The controversy has long, historic roots—and, more recently, many complications which started with the terminal illness of Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan, who [more...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

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