Will New Sanitary Landfills Solve Armenia’s Waste Woes?

A Joint Report by Sofia Manukyan & Karine Vann Nubarashen, a 52-hectare trash dumping station on the outskirts of Yerevan. It is the largest “landfill” in Armenia and does not abide by international standards of sanitation. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan/JAMNews) Special to the Armenian Weekly [more...]

January 25, 2018 // 3 Comments

AYF: The History-Making Youth Movement at 85

By Dickran Khodanian and Verginie Touloumian The delegates and guests at the first annual ARF Tzeghagron (AYF) Convention at the Hairenik Headquarters in Boston, June 1-3, 1934 (Photo: ARF Archives) Picture this: Armenian youth across the U.S. have gathered at the Hairenik Hall in Boston on a [more...]

January 23, 2018 // 3 Comments

Who Takes Out the Trash in Yerevan?

For every majestic photograph of Mount Ararat from Yerevan posted to Instagram, there is a far less-appealing view lurking just outside the edges of its neatly cropped frame. Left: A view of Mount Ararat from a vantage point in Armenia’s capital, Right: A view of a garbage-strewn field, taken [more...]

January 19, 2018 // 2 Comments

Syrian-Armenians: Between Two Homes

Special to the Armenian Weekly At the end of 2016, I started volunteering for a program aimed at integrating Syrian-Armenian children into Armenian society. I vividly recall one outspoken little boy who refused to call Armenia home. He hoped his family would one day go back home to Syria. But after [more...]

December 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenia and Artsakh, Post-2018: Do We Have Reason to Be Concerned?

Special for the Armenian Weekly We are only months away from the a presidential election (slated for March 2018) and the beginning of a new system of governance for Armenia. How well it will respond to the many socioeconomic problems that have been created and allowed to fester under the executive [more...]

December 19, 2017 // 3 Comments

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