REACHING A DURABLE PEACE IN THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT
13.05.2019 \ 15:56 reads: 76
The 2018 “Velvet Revolution” in Armenia raised hopes for a long-lasting peace in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but sticking points remain. The “Velvet Revolution” of the April – May 2018 marked the end of the approximately thirty year-long rule of the so called “military generation” in Armenia – those who came into power in Armenia during or as a result of participation in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 1991-1994 in the South Caucasus.
AMERICA HAS NO RIGHT TO TELL ARMENIA NOT TO SEND A HUMANITARIAN SQUAD TO SYRIA
20.02.2019 \ 11:50 reads: 305
The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia. It all started when the Armenian government decided to send a non-combat humanitarian squad of 83 doctors, sappers, and other servicemen to Syria to provide assistance to the important, but dwindling Armenian community in Aleppo. Armenia had previously sent four airlifts of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.
THE FIRST EURASIAN RESEARCH ON MODERN CHINA-EURASIA CONFERENCE IN ARMENIA A SUCCESS
04.11.2018 \ 21:57 reads: 613
National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia— The First edition of the Eurasian Research on Modern China-Eurasia Conference was held on October 26-27, 2018. This conference was organized by “‘China-Eurasia’ Council for Political and Strategic Research”, Foundation, Armenia and Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia. It was supported by the Diplomatic Foundation of Armenia and the Transport Project Implementation Organization.
EU AND ARMENIA SEIZE MOMENTUM TO COMPREHENSIVELY ENHANCE PARTNERSHIP
30.08.2018 \ 00:10 reads: 1149
On the sidelines of recent NATO summit, the leader of Armenian “Velvet revolution”, current Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had separate talks with the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the president of the European Council Donald Tusk during which the leaders exchanged views on different issues over the further deepening of the Armenia-EU ties.
DR. MHER SAHAKYAN’S NEW BOOK ON CHINA’S ONE BELT, ONE ROAD INITIATIVE AND ARMENIA
27.08.2018 \ 00:16 reads: 986
Dr. Mher Sahakyan, head of the "China-Eurasia" Political and Strategic Research Foundation, member of the British Association for Chinese Studies, has published the new book on China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative and Armenia. The main aim of this study is to introduce a strategic roadmap through which Armenia can be involved in the Chinese "One Belt, One Road" initiative and strengthen its political, military-technical, financial and economic cooperation with China.
DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION. EMBASSY NICOSIA, CYPRUS
16.04.2013 \ 21:03 Reads: 1447
The deputy chief of mission (DCM) at an embassy is second in command and serves as the chief operating officer of the embassy, coordinating the different embassy sections and varying goals in an effort to create one strong united team. The DCM must always know what’s going on inside and outside the embassy, keeping the ‘big picture’ in mind. "Without the DCM, the ambassador risks becoming overwhelmed with management tasks, and section heads would be left to their own devices to pursue priorities and make decisions that may not reflect the larger policy or management interests of the U.S. government,” explains Danny Russel, the DCM at Embassy Nicosia.
WILL THE MAGNITSKY LIST SPOIL DONILON’S RUSSIA TRIP?
13.04.2013 \ 23:14 Reads: 1300
A senior State Department official briefing reporters Friday defended the size of the Magnitsky list and said that asset freezes needed to meet a high standard determined by the Treasury Department, requiring a smaller list initially.
ISTANBUL PATRIARCHATE IGNORES ARMENIAN COMMUNITY’S RELIGIOUS NEEDS
11.04.2013 \ 22:20 Reads: 1004
It is unfortunate that Islamized and Turkified Armenians have to confront the Patriarchate while battling the Turkish government in their quest to return to their ethnic and religious roots, and regain their usurped rights and properties.
OSTRACISM: A TYPE OF POLITICAL EXILE
10.04.2013 \ 21:55 Reads: 2198
In ancient Greece, the mechanism of ambassadorial accountability was one of the links in the system of state supervision, balance check, and protection of citizens’ rights. Many developed countries with their institutions for human rights protection would envy that system today. The measure of punishment known as ostracism (ostrakismos, derived from the ostraka, referring to the pottery shards that were used as voting tokens) played a major role in this. They ostracized officials, and naturally ambassadors, too, and it was feared more than the death sentence.
ARMENIAN ARTIST ANNA NAVASARDIAN IS DRAWN TO THE DARK
09.04.2013 \ 22:57 Reads: 998
"In the art world, someone can appear and disappear quickly. Now that I have galleries showing my work internationally, I just want to keep working so that doesn't happen to me."
FEDERAL JUDGE WRONGFULLY DISMISSES LAWSUIT ON ARMENIAN PROPERTIES IN TURKEY
09.04.2013 \ 14:30 Reads: 839
Federal Judge Dolly M. Gee, wrongfully claiming lack of jurisdiction, dismissed a lawsuit on March 26, filed by Armenian-Americans demanding compensation from the Republic of Turkey for confiscating their properties during the Armenian Genocide.
TREATY OF PARIS (1856)
06.04.2013 \ 01:45 Reads: 1171
Russia was obliged to surrender Bessarabia (situated at the mouth of the Danube River) to Moldavia, which along with Walachia were reorganized as autonomous states under Ottoman suzerainty.
THE ETHICO-PSYCHOLOGICAL PORTRAIT OF HERMES, THE FOREFATHER OF DIPLOMATS
06.04.2013 \ 01:34 Reads: 1738
There were many gods in antiquity. One of them, the son of Zeus—Hermes—was the deity presiding over diplomacy and the diplomats. Hermes was a versatile god with many profiles. He was the deity of travel, culture, science, education, trade, herds, athletics, etc. And when people died, Hermes guided them as they made their journey to the underworld—the silent kingdom of Hades. He basically had something like a cemetery and funeral bureau. He presided over dreams and sleep. But all of this was nothing compared to his other responsibilities.
WHO WORKS IN AN EMBASSY?
06.04.2013 \ 01:30 Reads: 932
Every person working in an embassy plays a vital role, and the following profiles will illustrate just what those roles are. […] Some of the largest U.S. embassies have over a thousand employees, while some of the smallest have just a few.…[T]he most interesting happenings do not always take place in the capital city, and consulates can be just as significant to the overall relationship with the country as the embassy in the capital.
THE TWIN BROTHERS—DIPLOMACY AND HUMANITY
06.04.2013 \ 01:13 Reads: 985
People usually avoid pronouncing the word "prostitution” in a civilized world and they call it the world’s "first oldest profession” for decorum. How old is diplomacy as a profession? There is no doubt that it is one of the oldest professions, which came either before or after prostitution, or around the same time. Maybe it is that proximity that the two professions are unconsciously, sometimes even deliberately, equated, and the diplomats are blamed for deception, fraud, lying, and a thousand other earthly and divine faults.