The acceptance of different sexual orientations and gender identities is being discussed and debated all around the world, and particularly, in the Western world. Now, these issues have exploded on the scene in Armenia. What is happening[...]

By Sona Hamalian Mr. Prime Minister, This is one letter I wish I never had to write. Yet now I know I must, because passive resignation and complacency should no longer be requirements for those of us who call Armenia home, and because I[...]

War, earthquake and the collapse of the Soviet Union have taken heavy tolls on Armenia and the country, with all its intellectual resources, has not been able to recover fully within the last quarter century, because its neighbors have[...]

News is scant, but commentaries are in abundance after the summit between Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Vienna on March 30. No breakthroughs were expected and none were reported. The[...]

By Sonia I. Ketchian It was cousin Leo Sarkisian who invited this neophyte graduate student of the Harvard Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures to the reception by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research[...]

Any new development on the world scene is perceived and interpreted by each country from its own perspective which does not necessarily conform to the context and reality of the issue in question. When the Yugoslav Federation was bombed[...]

If the pundits thus far have believed that the Karabakh conflict is one of the most intractable problems of our time, now new elements have emerged to render the problem even more convoluted and therefore more dangerous, all under the[...]

The long-expected end finally arrived for Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan on March 8, at St. Purgich Hospital, where he had been in a vegetative state for more than a decade. To say that he had suffered much in his short life is an[...]

Following their visit to Yerevan and Baku, the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, representing Russia, the US and France, have announced that a summit between Armenian Prime Minister[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan The new Armenian government claims positive developments in the settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, and officials offer smiling faces when meeting with their Azerbaijani counterparts. But the war[...]

Recently two outrageous events took place almost simultaneously but the reactions of the international community stood in stark contrast. In the first instance, a Jewish cemetery in France was desecrated with Nazi graffiti. President[...]