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

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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.

Put Armenia's Choice of Economic Cooperation to Vote

Simon Saradzhyan | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Simon Saradzhyan

Whether it is security or political considerations or simple lack of foresight that have prevented a meaningful discussion of Armenia's economic cooperation options, lack of such a debate is still regretful.

Let Me Introduce You to Mother Armenia

Kristy Khachigian | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Kristy Khachigian

You'd think Armine feels rewarded every day seeing the difference she makes in hundreds of peoples' lives. To her, though, there is simply more to do.

Native Informant

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Much of the music on the Native Informant album speaks to my love for the Arab World, the beauty of its people, the generosity of its culture and my relationship with its artists and poets.

Diaspora Communities Count on Kerry to Uphold Clinton's Legacy

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D.

In her farewell remarks as Secretary earlier this year, Clinton she said there are now more than 1,500 diaspora communities from more than 190 countries and regions that regularly interact with the State Department and IdEA. That momentum is why it is so important for Secretary Kerry to continue this critical work.

Turkey and Armenia at Loggerheads

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

Turkey's moral authority is undermined by the government's denial of the Armenian Genocide. Reconciling with Armenia would help consolidate Turkey's role as a regional power, as well as a force for good in the world.

Kourtney and Kim, Will You Take Orran? An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian

Kristy Khachigian | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Kristy Khachigian

Like you, I am one of a million Armenians living in the United States with endless, everyday opportunity. Our "cousins" in Armenia are creative and entrepreneurial -- just like us -- but in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, they constantly fight poverty and repression.

Stalin More Popular In Russia Now Than At End Of Soviet Union

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- An opinion survey commissioned by the Carnegie Endowment says that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has remained widely admired in Russia and ot...

Azerbaijan President Punishes Author

AP | By AIDA SULTANOVA and PETER LEONARD | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- A respected Azerbaijani author has been stripped of his pension and national honors for "insulting the dignity" of his country wit...