While Armenians are carried away with euphoria following the peaceful December 9 elections, which placed the victory of the Velvet Revolution on legislative tracks, it seems a potential crisis is brewing in Armenian-Russian relations. When[...]

The year 2018 was a tumultuous period for Armenia. In view of its precarious situation in the region, a lackluster economy and a war on its borders, many thought that Armenia could ill-afford any domestic upheaval. But despite those risks,[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator On December 10, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will turn 70 but it has a mixed history. We are witnessing an unprecedented setback in the protection of human rights; a[...]

It is as if history and fate have been conspiring together to hit Armenia with a disaster every time it reaches a level of recovery. In the aftermath of the genocide, when Armenia was incorporated in the newly-formed Soviet Union and began[...]

By Sona Hamalian What is wrong with us? We Armenians love to talk about how deep the roots of our nation go, yet we often display a glaring lack of farsightedness, as an inextricable attribute of the wisdom of an ancient people. We pride[...]

As the My Step alliance of Nikol Pashinyan races towards its anticipated landslide electoral victory, the destiny of his Diaspora Ministry faces uncertainty, because Pashinyan has set as one of his priorities the downsizing of the[...]

By David Boyajian We know that US ambassadors tend to be bureaucratic and boring. If you challenge them forcefully, however, the resulting outbursts can provide stunning insights into their ineptitude and State Department policies.[...]

One of the hotspots of the resurgent Cold War is being fought on Syrian territory. During the Soviet era, all the Middle Eastern conflicts had an ideological bent, but with the fall of the Soviet empire, religion became politicized and[...]

In the aftermath of World War I, US President Woodrow Wilson was wearing the mantle of peacemaker. It was in that role that he proclaimed World War I was the war to end all wars. Unfortunately, subsequent events came to disprove him and[...]

By David Boyajian Assyrians and Armenians have lived near each other for thousands of years and shared similar trials and tribulations. So as an Armenian American in an audience of about sixteen Assyrian Americans, I knew I was among[...]

Armenians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament for the first time since the first elections of the independent third Republic of Armenia without bribes or coercion. The mayoral elections of Yerevan were conducted in a very[...]