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UN Sends a Stunning Letter Questioning Turkey on the Armenian Genocide

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Thirty four years ago the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted a report acknowledging the Armenian Genocide as a case of genocide. Until recently, there has ...

Syrian Restaurants in Armenia: A Pinch of Home, a Taste of Exile

By Ugur Ümit Üngör Yerevan: From Culinary Desert to Oasis The first time I visited Yerevan was for the fieldwork for my Ph.D. research in the summer of 2006, when I took the tantalizingly slow Soviet night train from Tbilisi. Back then, the ...

Institute of Turkish Studies To Close Down in 2020: Good Riddance

By Harut Sassounian The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 with $3 million donated by the Government of Turkey in Washington, D.C. ITS issued a press release on May 31, 2019 announcing that it ...
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US Federal Agency: Turkey Among Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

By Harut Sassounian   Last week, I reported on Azerbaijan’s violations of religious freedom as documented in the most recent Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). My article this week ...

‘Armenian Highland’ Book is Karanian’s Magnum Opus

Soorp Arakelots, in the region of Mush, as it appeared in 2017. Tribute to Ancient Armenia with Historical Insights and Breathtaking Photography Book Review By Pietro Shakarian PhD Candidate, History, The Ohio State University Matthew ...

The year women became eligible to vote in each country

By Tim Wenger SUFFRAGE HAPPENED in 1920 in the United States, three years behind Russia and Canada but 91 years ahead of Saudi Arabia, as noted by this map depicting the year women became eligible to vote in each country. Countries ...

The Birth of a Genocide Scholar

The coverage of the Armenian Genocide in publications like the Toronto Globe to the New York Times has helped scholars point out the truth. In this reflection piece, which appeared originally in the newspaperTorontoHye, genocide scholar Alan ...
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Turkey Ranks Among Top 10 Countries With Probability of Committing Genocide

By Harut Sassounian According to the Early Warning Project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Turkey is ranked 8th among countries with the highest risk of committing mass killings. Azerbaijan is wrongly ranked much lower at 87th, and ...

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian brings Armenian brandy to the US

By: Brett Moskowitz   (TechCrunch)- When Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, approached the members-only spirits subscription club Flaviar about bringing an Armenian brandy to market, he saw it as a unique opportunity to honor his paternal ...

EU Expects ‘Best Elections Ever’ In Armenia

By: Sargis Harutyunyan The European Union expects the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia to be the most democratic in the country’s history, a senior EU diplomat said recently in Yerevan. Piotr Switalski, the head of the EU Delegation ...