History

By Christopher J. Walker Who were Prince Metternich and Viscount Castlereagh, and what part, if any, did they play in shaping the Armenian Genocide? They were the two men — one an Austrian prince-diplomat, and the other an Anglo-Irish[...]

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff Balakian Focuses on Kazan’s Seminal Film ‘America, America’ in Depiction of Ottoman Oppression of Armenians and Greeks WATERTOWN — Author, professor and poet Peter Balakian was the main[...]

  STRASBOURG (Public Radio of Armenia) — Human rights lawyers Geoffrey Robertson QC and Amal Clooney issued a statement on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision on October 14 in the case of Perinçek v Switzerland. The two[...]

By Teresa Levonian Cole SAN LAZZARO, Italy (Financial Times) — In the middle of the Venetian lagoon, near the Lido, lies a remarkable island that escapes the radar of checklist tourists. It is an oasis of calm and spacious gardens,[...]

By Agnès Vives ALFORTVILLE, France (Le Parisien) – The name of Saint Mesrop Mashtots has for a long time been associated with a French-Armenian school named after him in Alfortville, a suburb of Paris. On September 19, his visage[...]

YEREVAN (ARKA) — Col.-Gen. Gurgen Dalibaltayan, a prominent Armenian military leader who spearheaded the creation of the modern Armenian army, died Tuesday at age 89, the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry announced on[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian One hundred years have elapsed since an entire nation was uprooted from its historic lands, exterminated and/or dispersed around the globe, yet the world has learned nothing. The same brutality, the same vicious[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff LOS ANGELES — The movie 1915 is premiering in the Boston area on August 27 and September 10. The Mirror-Spectator and Tekeyan Cultural Association are sponsors of the latter showing. In order to help[...]

By Arthur Hagopian   JERUSALEM — The Gulbenkian Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, has provided the “Armenian Jerusalem” heritage preservation website project with a new grant, enabling[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Artak Movsisyan is one of a very small number of specialists in the writing systems used in Armenia prior to the acceptance of Christianity. His doctoral thesis (1997) at Yerevan State[...]

A True ‘Fairy Tale’ in 5 Acts, a Prologue and an Epilogue As retold by Gerald Papasian   PROLOGUE “Lost photos and a lost burial place for the first and unique prima donna of the history of Armenian opera! Is that fair?”[...]