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Venture Capital: Armenia Needs to Develop Military-Industrial Complex

By Stepan Altounian In my last op-ed published in Asbarez in November, I argued the we, as a nation, need a comprehensive defense plan. The events that have unfolded in the past several months, as well as the humbling response from ...

Noubar Afeyan: If We Do Not Create A Collective Future Together, It Will Be Too Late Years Later

Dr Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering and Moderna Therapeutics, Co-author of “At the Crossroads” and Co-Founder of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has spoken about the current situation in Armenia, the vision of development, ...

What Can the Diaspora Do Now?

By Raffi Bedrosyan Undoubtedly, Armenians all over the world are devastated by the 44-day war that resulted in the defeat for Artsakh and Armenia against the overwhelmingly large combined army of Azeris, Turks and jihadists equipped with much more ...
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The Trilateral Agreement

By Van Lapoyan The purpose of this article is to try to find out, what went wrong and why. I am sure, more investigations in the future will be required, to have a thorough and detailed understanding of what happened; However , for the time ...

Armenia Calls On Canada To Pressure Its NATO Ally Turkey

 The ruined interior of the Holy Saviour church in Shushi, Artsakh, that was shelled by Azeri forced. By Anahit Harutyunyan* (The Toronto Star)- As the rest of the world is busy battling the global COVID-19 pandemic, Nagorno-Karabakh ...

Leading Jewish Scholar Condemns Israel’s Sale of Murderous Weapons to Azerbaijan

By Harut Sassounian In last week’s large-scale attack on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), the Azeri military killed and injured dozens of Armenian soldiers and civilians, using sophisticated weapons purchased from Israel and Russia for billions of ...

Turkey Wants To Carry Out Another Genocide, Armenian President Says

If Turkey is restrained with the help of Russia, US and France, then we have a chance of going back to the negotiation table, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson. Becky Anderson: ...
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First Genocide of the 20th Century

By Alan Whitehorn In these troubled times when our streets are filled with human rights protests about discriminatory violence against minority ethnic and racial groups, it is not enough to march. We also need to rethink our conceptualizations ...

Abdullah The Lizard

By Raffi Bedrosyan This is a story told by Hrant Dink. Undoubtedly a true story. It can partially explain the deep trauma of the Armenians who survived the 1915 genocide but had nowhere to go and stayed in Turkey. It can partially explain the ...

Armenian Cognac Might Be the Booze World’s Best Secret

Stalin and the Soviet Union brought Armenian brandy to the masses—and with it, a complicated legacy that’s been hard to shake ever since. By Benjamin Kemper  (Daily Beast)- When you take the number 201 bus into Yerevan from Zvartnots ...