From 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.

By Edmond Y. Azadian Byzantine laws in Turkey have contributed to the delays and complications in the election of a new patriarch in Istanbul. For nine years, the authorities have given the runaround to the lay and spiritual leadership of[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s election campaign is running at full steam as April 2 is around the corner. There are nine alliances participating in the elections. Their slogans are out and most of the parties are promising “change.”[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian There is a morbid historic bond between Turkey and Germany. The first has Armenian blood on its hands and the second Jewish blood. In addition, Turkey received help during its killing spree from Germany, which later[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian It looks like Azerbaijan’s caviar diplomacy is paying off in certain political quarters. The Azeri government has been always eager to shed Armenian blood. The world witnessed the Azeri government pardon and promote[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian The Istanbul Armenian community is one of the most isolated in the diaspora, participating in minimal interaction with the rest of the Armenian communities around the world. Given the fearful atmosphere in which they[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia and America have a common issue: migration, but in reverse order. Armenia has a problem of emigration and America has a problem of immigration. The first cannot stop the outflow of its people and the latter[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian The political landscape is changing dramatically in Armenia. As the election deadline looms, activities are intensified. One of the major reasons is the new shape the government will take when the system changes from[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia and Namibia are worlds apart; the first one is in the Caucasus and the latter in Southwestern Africa. Relations or the relevance of one to the other is scarce in their histories, except for the fact that[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Why does Cyprus matter for the Armenians? Because its history is intimately intertwined with ours. At one point in history, Armenia’s destiny was bartered against Cyprus. The medieval Armenian kingdom of Cilicia had[...]

Saving Armenia from Armenians You thoughtful Armenian pondering by some stream of the Euphrates! You peering amid the ruins of Nineveh! You ascending mount Ararat! You foot-worn pilgrim welcoming the far-away sparkle of the minarets of[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian The borders and the very existence of the modern Republic of Turkey are defined by two major treaties which were signed early in the 20th century; the first was the Treaty of Sevres of 1920 and the second, the Treaty[...]