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The world Failed to Act in 2020 When Azerbaijan Attacked Armenia. Now History Repeats Itself in Ukraine

Ethnic Armenian Rosa reacts after her house was damaged during shelling in the town of Martuni, self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Sept. 29, 2020.KAREN MIRZOYAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS What’s happening to Ukrainians is similar to what ...

Don’t Let Turks Buy Land in Armenia; Impose Tariffs on Turkish Imports

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier The Armenian government must take two important steps prior to opening the border with Turkey: 1) Forbid Turkish citizens from buying real estate in Armenia; and 2) Place tariffs on ...

The Antonym of Genocide

  By K. M. Greg Sarkissian* August 23, 2021: In 2015, I was in New York for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity event during which Noubar Afeyan, one of the co-founders of the Prize, asked me if I knew what “the antonym of ...
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Cilicia Catholicosate Re-Files Lawsuit Against Turkey

By Harut Sassounian The California Courier In 2015 the Catholicosate of Cilicia (headquartered in Antelias, Lebanon) filed a lawsuit against the government of Turkey seeking the return of its historic seat in Sis, Turkey (present-day Kozan ...

The Road Towards a More Inclusive Armenia

Lara Cholakian writes for TorontoHye about her experience as a professional woman working and living in Armenia   By Lara Tcholakian, PhD Armenian women continue to greatly contribute to society, the economy, education, science and ...

‘Never Give Up Hope,’ Recently Freed POW Maral Najarian Says

Maral Najarian has her freedom back after being held captive in Azerbaijan BY JASMINE SEYMOUR In a normal civilized world it would be absurd to rejoice the liberation of someone, who should have never been prisoner of war in the first place. ...

Unlawful Attacks on Medical Facilities and Personnel in Nagorno-Karabakh

View from the window of the Martakert military hospital, which was struck by Azerbaijani rocket artillery on October 14, 2020. Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. © 2020 Dmitry Beliakov for Human Rights Watch New Research on Three Incidents ...
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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 ...