From Edmond Y. Azadian

Edmond Y. Azadian

Edmond Y. Azadian
Senior editorial columnist EDMOND Y. AZADIAN is Advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Detroit, Michigan; Advisor from the Diaspora to the Ministry of Culture in Armenia; member of the Republic of Armenia’s Academy of Sciences. He served as assistant editor of the Armenian daily Zartonk and editor-in-chief of the daily Arev in Cairo, Egypt. He is a leader of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party. Azadian has authored several books in Armenian and English, including Portraits and Profiles, Observations and Criticisms, and History on the Move; edited more than 21 books; and published over 1500 articles, book reviews, and essays in daily newspapers and literary magazines. His latest publication, a bilingual one, is dedicated to the famous Armenian poet, Vahan Tekeyan. He has been associated with the Mirror-Spectator for the last 45 years.

One of the first tasks of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been to contact the chairperson-in-office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde, to reactivate the group[...]

The speed and magnitude of the Karabakh war of September 27-November 9 stunned the diplomatic world. Turkey had chosen the right psychological moment to strike. Russia was no less interested in the war, which would allow its peacekeeping[...]

President Trump had created the perfect storm in international relations by allowing bullies such as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to wreak havoc in certain regions of the world and even interfere with US domestic problems. One[...]

There is a tug-of-war between Moscow and Ankara, and Armenia is caught in-between the two. The 44-day war was necessary for Russia to return its military force back in Azerbaijan. It was also necessary for Turkey to deliver a victory to[...]

The Karabakh war is behind us but a formal peace is certainly not. While Armenia is waiting for its POWs from Azerbaijan and is burying its dead, the situation in and around the country continues to remain unsettled. Azerbaijan has taken[...]

If there were any way possible, many people would certainly like to wipe the year 2020 off the calendar and delete it forever from the sequence of chronology in time. This year has brought so much misery and trauma to the population of the[...]

One month after the conclusion of the Karabakh war, President Ilham Aliyev organized a bombastic military parade in Baku on December 10, with the participation of his big brother, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The speakers at[...]

After 44 days of intensive warfare, exacting tremendous human as well as territorial losses, finally a tenuous peace has been restored in Armenia and Karabakh. Peacetime recovery for Armenia is as perilous as the war had been. There is a[...]

The defeat of the 44-day war against Azerbaijan and Turkey has brought with it despair and confusion to Armenia, in addition, predictably, to political instability. The war not only cost the loss of much of Karabakh’s territory, but also[...]

Watching the news about and from Armenia has become a real source of trauma for all Armenians around the world. Armenia, as a nation, lost a piece of historic land in Karabakh, while many families have lost their young sons and daughters,[...]

The fall of Nagorno Karabakh is a defining moment in Armenian history. Almost a century ago, Turkey struck a sufficiently powerful blow to the Armenians to grieve for one hundred and five years and recover gradually. It looks like the[...]