As negotiations between Armenia and Turkey for establishing relations enter a very sensitive and critical stage, one would assume that the two sides would use extreme caution and restraint if they are truly interested in a positive[...]

By Jon Schwarz If there is one thing we can say for sure about the governments of the US and Europe, it’s that they sound upset about Russia’s brutalization of Ukraine. President Joe Biden recently called it “genocide.” A[...]

For several months now, representatives of Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract Party have been making only indirect references and avoided direct questions about the position and the intention of the government regarding the future of[...]

By Gary Gyultemiryan Special to the Mirror-Spectator Tensions between people in their homelands and their respective diasporas are not unusual. Israel and Armenia are no exceptions. I use Israel as an example because of its similar[...]

By Joshua Kucera The Armenian government is effectively conceding that Armenians will not be able to retain control of Nagorno-Karabakh, paving the way for Azerbaijan to regain full sovereignty over the territory and boding an uncertain[...]

The forthcoming Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiations are the extension of the Armenian-Turkish talks, which started with the assurances that there will be no preconditions. Ankara moved the negotiations to a related field, where pre-conditions[...]

When people are confronted with crises, with impossible outcomes in sight, they resort to escapism as a defense mechanism, to avoid dealing with that harsh reality. Karabakh faces just such an impossible situation and escapism is no cure.[...]

The narrative relating to the 2020 Azerbaijani invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh has been deeply shocking and disappointing not only to Armenians, but also to many non-Armenian scholars specialized in the South Caucasus. On October 8, 2020, the[...]

While the majority of Armenia’s population is concerned over the immediate and short-term impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine, historians and analysts look further into the future for developments of historic consequences. The war[...]

We Armenians, most of the time, define European or Western values in sarcastic terms, and for good reason. A case in point was the destruction of thousands of khachkars (cross stones) in the Julfa region of Nakhichevan by Azerbaijani[...]

By Pinar Tremblay ISTANBUL — With Turkey facing a major economic crisis and presidential elections scheduled for June 2023, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a host of challenges. Yet the Turkish leader is a master of crisis[...]