The Boston Globe ran the following editorial in its November 22 edition about Peter Koutoujian, the sheriff of Middlesex County, about the work he is pioneering in one jail in Billerica, Mass. Early next year, one of the most important[...]

The Armenian Case and European Judiciary: Beyond Statements By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Since the beginning of the 21st century, the judicial remedy for Armenian claims has become familiar and reparation studies and researches proliferate.[...]

By Nora Armani Much has been written and said in the past few weeks, both in Armenia and in the Diaspora, about domestic violence and the urgent need to adopt a law criminalizing such behavior. The United Nations defines violence against[...]

‘You Will Burn in Hell’ By Ismail Akbulut “You will burn in hell! Since you’ve committed treason, you’re no longer worthy to carry out God’s mission!” That’s a curse recently hurled at me by one of my own relatives, a[...]

By Ismail Akbulut I am sure that the very title I chose for this article will enrage some of my readers. Why on earth would one be grateful to a dictator? Indeed, that is a legitimate question. My answer is that I am grateful to Erdogan,[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — On October 5 a panel discussion on “Expanding Inclusion of Media Literacy in Education in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities” showcased a delegation of Armenian educators and media specialists at the National[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan What makes Istanbul beautiful is the Bosphorus dividing the City between Europe and Asia, and what makes Bosphorus beautiful is a series of architecturally magnificent palaces, mansions and mosques. Most of these[...]

By H.K. The sixth Armenia-Diaspora Congress in Yerevan September 18-20 is finally over. Much was written about it prior to the event, much is being written and discussed at the present and no doubt, a sizeable number of commentaries will[...]

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi Syria’s war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria. Backed[...]

By Elif Shafak The Hungarian-British writer Arthur Koestler, born in Budapest at the turn of the last century, became, over the course of his life, intimately familiar with the dangers of authoritarianism. It was the corroding effects of[...]

By Cengiz Candar Soon after the insurgency in Syria got underway, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed his sensitivity about Aleppo for the first time. Around midnight on March 29, 2011, we were on board his aircraft flying back to[...]