From Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun
Aram Arkun is assistant editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, as well as executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the US and Canada, which supports the Mirror. Journalist/editor, historian and translator, he is the author of numerous academic articles on modern Armenian history, including on the Armenian Genocide.

PARIS – Among other notable historical anniversaries with significance for Armenians, this year brings the 65th anniversary of the pogroms in Istanbul on September 6-7, 1955. They had an important impact on the ethnic makeup of Istanbul[...]

LOS ANGELES – The effects of the Armenian Genocide continue to ripple down through the generations, and a new film, “100 Years from Home,” provides more evidence for this. The film features the story of Lilit Pilikian, who is the[...]

What happened in Cilicia after World War I can be viewed as a tragedy on its own, or as part of the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. Either way, it was a great blow to the Armenians who had survived the World War and the efforts of the[...]

BEIRUT – The August 4 explosion in Beirut has caused great loss of life and property (see also[...]

NEW YORK – Nowadays there are not too many old-fashioned impresarios left in the field of dance in the United States. Ardani Artists, in the person of founders Sergei and Gaiane Danilian, fills that gap, but its work is threatened, like[...]

BOSTON – Two successive Armenian public events to raise awareness of the recent attacks on the Armenian border by Azerbaijan were disrupted in the Boston area by Azerbaijanis or their supporters last week. On July 22, the Armenian Youth[...]

LAS VEGAS – Arsenal Inc. is a manufacturer of rifles and pistols based in Las Vegas owned and run by Armenian Americans. It has an apparel line which is providing employment for Armenians both in Yerevan and in several Armenian villages,[...]

WASHINGTON – Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan, the representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United States, in a recent interview discussed the incidents of Azerbaijani aggression which began on July 12 at the border of the[...]

WATERTOWN — Americans are living through a time of reevaluation concerning the treatment of black Americans and Native Americans, race relations, colonialism and many aspects of history in general. On the popular level, mass movements[...]

PARIS – Anouch Dzagoyan Toranian was elected as deputy mayor of Paris on July 3, after being elected as councilor on June 28 in the second round of Parisian municipal elections. She is one of the youngest of 37 deputy mayors, and will be[...]

SACRAMENTO — State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) is unique for a couple of reasons: at present he is the only official elected in California on the state level of Armenian background, as well as the only elected[...]