Armenian political circles and the news media in Yerevan put on their magnifying glasses to observe the Nikol Pashinyan-Vladimir Putin meeting on September 8 and draw conclusions from it. Of course, for a country of Armenia’s size, such[...]

Once again, the human conscience is bleeding when actions to stop a genocide become hostage to political expediency. Genocide, particularly in modern times, has become a convenient method or tool to expel or exterminate indigenous people[...]

To the Editor: It appears “A Statement from the Diocesan Council Regarding the Diocesan Development Plan Proposal” (August 14, 2018, Mirror-Spectator) has sparked a timely discussion about the decades of poor leadership, management and[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach While on tour in the South Caucasus last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was walking a tightrope, in an attempt to carefully balance geopolitical, economic and human rights concerns. Though some critical[...]

One of prolific German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s most famous  allegorical plays is called “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” which takes place in Georgia. In “The Caucasian Circle,” the main characters are a peasant girl working[...]

To the Editor: I am responding to Rebecca Bakalian Hachikian’s letter to the editor regarding the sale of the Diocesan air rights in last week’s Mirror-Spectator (8/18/18). She mentioned my father’s name, Yervant Alexanian, along[...]

By Garo Gumusyan, AIA “Less is More” is the famous quote the legendary German architect Mies Van der Rohe is known for. Be that as it may be, his lesser known dictum,  “God is in the details,” appears to be guiding principle for[...]

To the Editor: The calls for transparency today are now louder than they have ever been. The Diocesan Council of the Eastern Diocese must act in accordance to good faith, but will Mr. James Kalustian, chairman, allow that to occur? In “A[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan The first 100 days of Nikol Pashinyan’s government are puzzling as to the political realism of his government, on the one hand, and the existing global and strategic view of the issues, on the other. Nobody can[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Technology has been changing the world at a rapid pace. Once, the way to conquer a country was to invade and overrun it. Today, physical borders no longer can defend a country, as there are more potent weapons to do[...]

Armenia had hardly regained domestic peace as a result of the Velvet Revolution, when urgent foreign policy issues began amassing on its borders. Constant threat of war with Azerbaijan is already a permanent problem against which Armenia[...]