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Looking At The Armenian Genocide Through the Lens of Art

Maurizio G. De Bonis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Maurizio G. De Bonis

The Armenian Genocide cannot be left to sink away into silence. The visual arts must strive to play a key role in the transmission of memory, especially to younger generations.

100 Years of Denial

Stephan Pechdimaldji | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Stephan Pechdimaldji

I grew up hearing stories of how my grandparents survived the Armenian Genocide. Of how my grandfather hid in a haystack for more than forty days while his father and brother were taken away, never to be seen or heard from again.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.26.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

Yizkor for Khojaly: Sharing Sorrow and Hope

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

On the world's stage, Jews and Muslims are viewed as mortal enemies. This weekend in our synagogue, we demonstrated that not only do Jews and Muslims have the capacity to be at peace -- they can even be friends.

Pope Francis Honors Revered Armenian Mystic And Poet

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a gift of sorts to Armenian Catholics commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians by...

Defending the Mother Who Abandoned Her Down Syndrome Baby

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Eliot Borenstein

The father has done a wonderful thing, and has made what most of us would think of as the only moral choice. But he's making a choice that his entire life has probably led him to make. The mother has done exactly the same thing.

One Dad's Choice To Keep His Son With Down Syndrome -- No Matter What

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents

Samuel Forrest says he was given a choice: Abandon his newborn son, or get a divorce. It all started soon after Forrest's son, Leo, was born in Ar...

Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

Harut Sassounian | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

With such impeccable credentials, Mrs. Clooney will be a great asset to Armenia's legal team in Strasbourg, in the appeal of Perincek vs. Switzerland before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on January 28.

Samuel Sevian: Young Armenian-American Grandmaster Rises to the Top

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Sports
Christopher Atamian

Bobby Fisher non-withstanding, chess has never been a huge sporting phenomenon in the Unites States. In the small Republic of Armenia, it is a religion. This country of less than 3 million has given the world two World Chess champions.

Leveraging Social Innovation for Impact: Making Education a Priority in Armenia

Carrie Rich | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Carrie Rich

On a recent trip to Armenia, I witnessed what it takes to launch a new educational initiative.

Why the UN Rejected Turkey's Bid for a Security Council Seat?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Harut Sassounian

By ignoring all these legitimate reasons for Turkey's failure to win the Security Council seat, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu falsely attributed his country's defeat to its reluctance to abandon "its values for the sake of getting more votes."

Mining in Armenia: New Campaign Focuses on Stemming Ecological Damage

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Christopher Atamian

This is the year that global warming and its man-made causes have raced to the top of headlines worldwide, including recently at the United Nations.

U.S. Foreign Policy Manipulation via Media Is Systemic, Warns Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Media
Till Bruckner

Foreign policy pundits have had a rough time recently in Washington, D.C.

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through War or Peace

Claude Salhani | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

Armenia and Azerbaijan, who are in a state of war despite a ceasefire, have three options on how to approach the stalemated conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a dispute that lasted more than two decades.

As Conflict Escalates, Dictator Ilham Aliyev Needs to Be Stopped

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

The United States and Russia should accelerate their efforts in this direction before it is too late. Let's put an end to historical or territorial recriminations. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have enough territory to survive and prosper. And without each other, neither country will reach its true potential -- economic or otherwise.

Armenia and Its Russian-Imperialism Problem

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Christopher Atamian

Earlier this summer, a minor kerfuffle over an exhibition of artworks by famed Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) underscored a more serious problem facing Armenian culture and Armenia in general -- and, by extension, many of the former Soviet republics.

Interview: What Can Be Expected From Ukrainian Right in the Midst of Political and Military Crisis?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In addition to the military crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the rise of pro-Russian separatist rebels, Kiev now confronts a growing political crisis as the country gears up for new elections. What can we expect from the Ukrainian right, and how will nationalist forces seek to profit from escalating tensions with Russia?

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

Hunger Is Not New to Armenia

Kristy Khachigian | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Kristy Khachigian

For so many in today's modern societies, it's impossible to imagine what it's like to be hungry -- I mean really hungry -- compounded with neverending pain and suffering. Not being able to feed your own children, like many face in Armenia, is burdening with feelings of great stress and failure.

Rated SR - the Socially Relevant Film Festival: a Promising Start at the Quad

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Organized by genre, theme and country of origin, the different sessions brought a diverse and eye-opening group of over fifty films from eighteen countries to downtown Manhattan audiences, each one presumably carrying with it a "social relevant message" of some importance.

Visiting the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Katie Aune | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Katie Aune

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan seem to be well-kept secrets from many Western travelers. With a fascinating history, a plethora of attractions and relatively low prices, the region shouldn't stay a secret for long.

Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Spoke in the EU's Wheel

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.

Another Critical Barrier Down Between Turks and Armenians

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As the social awakening in Turkey proceeds below the surface about the crimes of humanity at the end of the Ottoman Empire, with the immense tragedy that brutally wiped out massive proportions of its Armenian subjects from Anatolia, so do the activities to help raise the awareness.

Winds of Change Reshaping Middle East Landscape

Claude Salhani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

Amidst the great uncertainty that prevails in the Middle East today there is at least one thing that is certain: we are living through a great shift in the region's politics and alliances, the repercussions of which are yet to be fully felt.

Shift:Tech -- New Entrepreneurial Initiative Brings Tiny Armenia to forefront of World IT Industry

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

ONEArmenia and its latest venture, the Shift::Tech initiative bring tectonic change to Armenia, one project at a time.