U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ARMENIA FACES CRITICISM AT GLENDALE APPEARANCE
20.03.2016 \ 23:48 Reads: 2634
Amb. Mills gave the following brief answer: “My only response will be to reiterate Pres. Obama’s goal which he set forth in his statement on April 24th: ‘We want full, frank and just acknowledgment of what happened from the Turkish government and Turkish people.’”
IRANIAN HYDROCARBON RESOURCES AND TRANSIT FACILITIES OF SOUTH CAUCASUS COUNTRIES
07.03.2016 \ 23:41 Reads: 3012
Caucasus region has a huge potential to become an energy hub and one of the main suppliers of gas and oil to Europe. Caucasus energetic resources are important for diversification of Europe energy demands. Its role can become bigger if energy pipelines connect to already existed pipelines of South Caucasus in the framework of TANAP project.
GENOCIDAIRE TALAAT’S LAST INTERVIEW SHORTLY BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION
03.02.2016 \ 14:22 Reads: 2505
Forgetting his own claims of innocence in the massacres, Talaat justified the mass killings by accusing Armenians of stabbing his country in the back during the war. Contradicting himself again, Talaat declared his support for Armenians by claiming that “he was in favor of granting autonomy to minorities in the most extended form, and would gladly consider any proposition that was made to him.”
PUTIN MAY BE STARTING TO WIN GEORGIA AWAY FROM THE WEST. HERE’S WHY THAT MATTERS
27.01.2016 \ 19:49 Reads: 2443
Getting a feel for Georgia’s geopolitical trajectory is too important to get wrong. Georgia is arguably the stablest and most democratic of the post-Soviet republics outside of the Baltics, and plausibly the last hope in a region that has seen years of political stagnation and regression. The United States and Europe have poured billions into promoting democracy and economic development there, and Tbilisi has consistently responded with an enthusiastic embrace of Westernization.
SPAIN IN FRONT OF A HISTORIC CROSSROAD
23.01.2016 \ 13:11 Reads: 1902
For more than 40 years in the political arena of Spain two parties had been dominating, the People’s Party and the PSOE Party (Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party), which alternated in power. The last catalytic elections of December 20, 2015 resulted in a significant weakening of these traditional political forces and the emergence of new antiregime parties.
INSTABILITY ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO STABILITY EVERYWHERE
16.01.2016 \ 00:00 Reads: 1802
“Because the world is so extraordinarily interconnected today – economically, technologically, militarily in every way imaginable – instability anywhere can be a threat to stability everywhere”. John Kerry was right in making these remarks as the regional developments today can easily grow into a global chaos.
THE SECOND ONLINE CONFERENCE OF ARMENIAN RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS IN CHINA
12.01.2016 \ 22:22 Reads: 1570
On November 29, 2015, the Armenian Community of China and the Armenian Students’ Union in China organized the second Online Conference of Armenian Researchers and Students in China. The goal of the conference was to bring together the dozens of Armenian academics, doctoral candidates, researchers and students based in China and to introduce their respective fields of research and build cooperation among them.
AZERBAIJAN’S PARLIAMENT INTRODUCES OUTRAGEOUS ANTI-AMERICAN RESOLUTION
31.12.2015 \ 11:47 Reads: 1408
Given the joyful spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to dedicate my article to a cheerful subject. However, when I saw the text of the bizarre Resolution submitted to Azerbaijan’s Parliament on Christmas Eve, I knew that I could not pick a more disgustingly amusing topic.
ONLY 35% OF AMERICANS ARE AWARE THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
18.11.2015 \ 18:13 Reads: 1485
For the first time, a prestigious nationwide survey, conducted on November 9 by Zogby Analytics, reveals the extent of the American public’s knowledge and opinion on the Armenian Genocide and Artsakh (Karabagh). The survey results, made available exclusively to this writer, have a +/- 3.1% margin of error.
DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN STRATEGIC LEADERS IN PURSUANCE OF NATIONAL INTERESTS
14.10.2015 \ 21:56 Reads: 1957
Throughout history the strategic leaders standing at the helm of American grand strategy have been consistently pursuing national policy greatly influenced by economic interests. In contrast, Russia has been both blessed and cursed to have sporadic charismatic leaders, who have been visionaries to guide the change yet lacked astute disciples.
WHO SHOULD DEMAND ARMENIAN TERRITORIES FROM TURKEY?
14.10.2015 \ 21:26 Reads: 1555
If not read carefully, Pres. Sargsyan’s last answer could easily be misunderstood. He is neither saying that Armenia has territorial claims from Turkey nor that it does not! Armenia simply has not raised this issue officially because doing so could have serious national security implications given its powerful and hostile neighbor on the Western Front.
REFLECTIONS ON THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIA’S INDEPENDENCE
24.09.2015 \ 18:40 Reads: 1698
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the celebration organized by the Armenian Consulate in Glendale, California. Here are excerpts from my remarks reflecting on some of the accomplishments since independence, and the challenges that still lie ahead.
HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND UNVEILS ULTRA-MODERN VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN SHUSHI
23.09.2015 \ 23:47 Reads: 1309
In the words of Bedros Terzian, the Yeznik Mozian Vocational School stands out as the largest education project supported by the French-Armenian community to date, in terms of not only funding and man-hours, but also the school’s long-term vision and far-reaching impact on the socio-economic development of Artsakh, through the development of a specialized workforce which this republic sorely lacks today.
EUROPE LACKS STRATEGY TO TACKLE CRISIS, BUT MIGRANTS MARCH ON
20.09.2015 \ 21:53 Reads: 1355
Europe’s failure to fashion even the beginnings of a unified solution to the migrant crisis is intensifying confusion and desperation all along the multicontinent trail and breeding animosity among nations extending back to the Middle East.
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL THROWN AT ARMENIAN CONSULATE IN GLENDALE
19.09.2015 \ 10:29 Reads: 1426
An unknown assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at the Armenian Consulate in Glendale, California, on August 10, an informed source who wished to remain anonymous told The California Courier.
ARMENIAN COURSES OFFERED TO CHINESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
17.09.2015 \ 11:00 Reads: 1503
The courses in Armenian language and culture classes will be offered for a second consecutive year at the prestigious Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) after a very successful launch year with many of the enrolled Chinese students expressing the desire to continue their Armenian studies in Armenia.
AN ARMENIAN CARPET AND THE “WONDERS OF ARMENIA” BOOK PRESENTED TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS SOAMSAWALI OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND
27.08.2015 \ 10:33 Reads: 1767
The presentation which took place at the Rose Garden Palace, was within the context of appreciation of HRH Princess Soamsawali’s support of YMCA Bangkok and to convey the heartfelt donation in support of HRH Princess Soamsawali’s Charitable work to "Reduce the AIDS infection from Mother to the New-Born Baby" Program.
TURKEY PAYS CIA DIRECTOR & LOBBYISTS TO MISREPRESENT ATTACKS ON KURDS & ISIS
21.08.2015 \ 14:51 Reads: 1542
Thousands of articles have been published worldwide in the recent weeks exposing Turkey’s strategic trickery -- using the pretext of fighting ISIS to carry out a genocidal bombing campaign against the Kurds who have courageously countered ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
AT LAST THE DEAL, BUT DON'T RUSH TO IRAN MARKET!
15.08.2015 \ 22:43 Reads: 1658
The report is on nuclear deal with Iran and its impact on Iran's economic development due to the possibility for cooperation with foreign states and companies.
ERDOGAN IS PURSUING HIS SELF-INTERESTS, INSTEAD OF FIGHTING ISIS TERRORISTS
28.07.2015 \ 23:06 Reads: 1482
Using the excuse that a Turkish soldier was killed by a shot fired from Syria last week, Erdogan ordered a series of bombing raids by land and air in Northern Syria and Iraq, as well as rounding up over 1,000 individuals in Turkey suspected of being Kurdish fighters, leftist militants, and ISIS followers.