Since the fall of the Soviet empire, the pitch of the Cold War rhetoric has never been this intense. All it needed was a spark to blow up the conflagration. The poisoning in the UK of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter,[...]

As the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group co-chairs continue to spin their wheels in their efforts to settle the Karabakh issue, armed with the mantra that there is only a non-military solution to the[...]

By Semih Idiz VARNA, Bulgaria (Al Monitor) — The latest high-level attempt to normalize Turkish-EU ties has failed. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s much publicized meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission[...]

By Ismail Akbulut Special to the Mirror-Spectator In the past, certain individuals affiliated with the Gülen Movement, and sometimes the movement as a whole, have often been accused of supporting lobbying efforts to circumvent the passing[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan Recently the Turkish government opened a website where Turkish citizens can look up their ancestral roots until mid-1850s. There are hundreds of stories in printed and social media that this caused disappointment and[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian It looks like the Cold War is back with a vengeance; Western capitals and Moscow are trading accusations or counter-accusations, and the recent poisoning of a former Russian intelligence officer in London has amplified[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Recent news from Armenia is rather distressing. We witnessed the selection of a single candidate and his election as president of the Republic of Armenia by the sole will of the Prince. Choosing the prime[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian As Armenia’s Parliament continues to strip the newly-created office of the president of any and all meaningful powers and as the media and the opposition forces continue to debate when Armen Sarkissian gave up his[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is his own worst enemy. He was smart enough to pretend before the rest of the world that his mission was to move his country from the Middle Ages to the modern democratic era.[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian May 2018 will be a watershed in Armenian history because it will mark the centennial of the revival of Armenian statehood. During the months leading up to that benchmark, the news media and political groups are[...]

By Hratch Tchilingirian The debate on “Armenian identity” has a long history and is an ever-evolving discourse, especially in the Diaspora. At least in the last 100 years since 1915, along with efforts to build communities in[...]