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Over 150 Global Humanitarian, Business and Political Leaders Demand Freedom of “Armenian Prisoners”
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  • 2023-12-12 16:10:50

  Nobel Laureates, Captains of Industry, Former Heads of State and Civil Society Leaders Unite, Calling for Unconditional Release of Ethnic Armenians Illegally Held in Azerbaijan Failure to release most prominent

Appeal from more than 150 parties, public organizations, media outlets and community leaders of the Republic of Artsakh to the international community
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  • 2023-12-11 14:49:46

  More than 150 parties, public organizations, media outlets, and leaders of the local self-government bodies of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) signed an appeal to the international community

«DECLARATION - The entire Armenian people and the Republic of Western Armenia (the State of Armenia) will never come to terms with the Genocide of the Armenians of Artsakh, the deportation and the loss of Artsakh's statehood»
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  • 2023-09-30 15:15:11

  DECLARATION    The entire Armenian people and the Republic of Western Armenia (the State of Armenia)  will never come to terms with the Genocide of the Armenians of Artsakh,  the deportation and the

DRINGENDER AUFRUF !!!
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  • 2023-09-25 12:31:00

  DRINGENDER AUFRUF !!!   an die Verteidiger der Menschenrechte, Institutionen, Parlamente und Regierungen in Deutschland, Europa und auf der ganzen Welt:  Stoppen Sie den ethnischen Vernichtungskrieg des aserbaidschanischen Staates gegen das Volk

ANNOUNCEMENT. On holding elections of deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia of the 3rd convocation. DECREE of the President of the Republic of Western Armenia of June 8, 2023
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  • 2023-08-28 13:46:18

  ANNOUNCEMENT   On holding elections of deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia of the 3rd convocation.    Dear compatriots!   We invite you to participate in the elections of deputies of the National

STATEMENT to the UN - A call for taking decisive actions for a peaceful, just and final settlement of the Artsakh conflict
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  • 2023-08-16 10:52:01

The authorities of the Republic of Western Armenia (State of Armenia) - the Parliament and the Government, at their joint meeting on July 17, 2023, decided to appeal to

Academician Martik Gasparyan was awarded a high rank of «NATIONAL VALUE» in recognition of the highest public significance
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  • 2023-08-15 11:01:00

  The system of certification and evaluation of intellectual property objects and the system’s mark of conformity awarded   the nominee for the Nobel Prize in Economics and the Nobel Peace Prize, a

DECISION. On the establishment of the international holiday of ARARAT
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  • 2023-07-17 16:05:21

  DECISION   of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia   On the establishment of the international holiday of ARARAT (July 17, the date dedicated to the stop of Noah's Ark on the Ararat

Help Pavel Terteryan
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  • 2023-02-28 16:01:27

Hello, I, Pavel Terteryan, in 2021 successfully has been accepted by the faculty of "acting program" (MFA) at Pace University in the state of New York (USA), unfortunately, I have

Blood, lawlessness, unauthorized activity: 30-year presence of Russian border guards in the Republic of Armenia
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2022-09-30 13:11:07

  On September 30, 1992, the agreement "between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation on the status of the Russian border guard troops on the territory of the

STATEMENT of the Permanent Tribunal of the Armenian Creative Civilization on the Genocide, Culturocide and Anthrocide of the Autochthonous Nations
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  • 2022-09-26 12:42:28

  ‘... sovereignty cannot be considered as the right to kill millions of innocent people’   Raphael Lemkin   On September 13, 2022, based on the inadmissibility of forceful decisions and of the international legitimization

STATEMENT-On joining and supporting the Statements and the Legal Package of Requirements for the Protection of the Rights of the Armenian People put forward by the Republic of Western Armenia (the State of Armenia)
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  • 2022-09-06 10:26:59

  We, the undersigned, hereby declare that we accept, join and support the Legal Package of Demands for the Protection of the Rights of the Armenian People and the Statements

Founder of Azerbaijan Republic of 1918 Collaborated with Nazi Germany
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2022-05-25 14:05:14

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   Pres. Ilham Aliyev and the Azeri media frequently disparage Armenian national hero Karekin Njteh for having associated with Nazi Germany during World War II.   However,

Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Spreads Contradictory Messages on April 24
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2022-05-10 16:58:44

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   Ever since Archbishop Sahak Mashalian became the Armenian Patriarch of Turkey in 2019, he has made a series of questionable statements on the Armenian

STATEMENT of the «COUNCIL OF 12» of the pan-Armenian intelligentsia
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  • 2022-02-10 12:31:46

FIRST FEEDBACK - APPROVAL  confirmation of the commitment to the implementation of the recently announced Patriarchal message of the Catholicos, the head of the Great House of Cilicia, the spiritual

«Appeal to world leaders to return to the OSCE site - on the Genocide against the Armenian people in the Western Caspian region»
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  • 2022-01-10 12:59:38

  APPEAL    to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden, France President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson,NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in conjunction with the planned negotiations between

APPEAL The National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia to the people of Afghanistan
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  • 2021-11-01 12:44:29

    Over the millennia, one of the most important tools for ensuring the existence, integrity and development of human civilization has been formed, improved and expanded - the Communicator,

On the delimitation and demarcation of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan
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  • 2021-10-26 11:15:16

  Part-1   A reminder of the Appeal of the Republic of Western Armenia (Armenia) to the UN and to the Heads of the States – Permanent Members of the UN Security

Finally, Pres. Biden Acknowledges The Genocide! What’s next?
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-04-27 10:37:32

By Harut Sassounian   Publisher, The California Courier   www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   After the United States avoided the issue for forty years, ever since Pres. Ronald Reagan mentioned the Armenian Genocide in a Presidential Proclamation, Pres.

Catholicosate of Cilicia Refiles Lawsuit Against Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-04-21 15:39:34

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com In 2015 the Catholicosate of Cilicia (headquartered in Antelias, Lebanon) filed a lawsuit against the government of Turkey seeking the return of its historic

Catholicosate of Cilicia Refiles Lawsuit Against Turkey.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-04-20 12:13:02

In 2015 the Catholicosate of Cilicia (headquartered in Antelias, Lebanon) filed a lawsuit against the government of Turkey seeking the return of its historic seat in Sis, Turkey (present-day

Shameful Story of Wounded Armenian Soldier Ignored, Denied Medical Care
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  • 2021-04-15 12:47:30

  By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   I read the heartbreaking experience of an Armenian soldier who was wounded in the recent Artsakh War and repeatedly denied medical treatment in Armenia.

Why Did the Superior Court Reject Governor’s denial of Sassounian’s Pardon. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-03-24 12:35:47

        Last month, California Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan rejected Gov. Gavin Newsom’s refusal to accept the Parole Board’s decision to release Hampig Sassounian from jail. I was under

Harut Sassounian. Azerbaijan Sold 500 Tons of Weapons To the Repressive Regime of Congo
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-03-17 10:26:32

      This is the surprising story of Azerbaijan, a country that buys weapons from others for its own needs, selling tens of millions of dollars of weapons to a Central

Harut Sassounian. Why Are Aliyev, Erdogan and Putin Siding With Armenia’s Prime Minister?
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-03-12 13:20:08

        As the situation in Armenia is getting more chaotic on a daily basis, baseless accusations are becoming a common practice. It is no longer possible to distinguish fact from

‘Unexploded’ Russian Missiles in Artsakh Cause a Political Explosion in Armenia.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-03-04 11:28:00

Words have meanings and consequences as Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan found out when he told a journalist last week that the powerful Russian Iskander missiles, supposedly fired by Armenia

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan’s Tightrope Walk Between East & West May Soon Collapse
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-03-03 11:54:10

Ever since Pres. Joe Biden’s election last November, hundreds of articles have been published around the world analyzing the problematic relations between Turkey and the United States. Pres. Biden

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan’s Tightrope Walk Between East & West May Soon Collapse
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-02-25 13:06:34

Ever since Pres. Joe Biden’s election last November, hundreds of articles have been published around the world analyzing the problematic relations between Turkey and the United States. Pres. Biden

Harut Sassounian. Warning to Armenia’s Leaders: Don’t Fall in the Turkish Trap Again
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-02-17 18:55:24

Neither Armenia’s previous nor current leaders have had the adequate experience to run a country. This is true in both domestic and foreign policies. In order to rectify this

Russian Archbishop of Azerbaijan Makes Anti-Armenian Remarks to Please Aliyev. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-02-10 11:29:53

        Archbishop Vladyka Alexander, the head of the Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Azerbaijan, gave an interview last month to Jayson Casper of Christianity Today, shamelessly spewing Azeri

Harut Sassounian. Pashinyan Made Yet Another Gaffe,Implying that Shushi Was an Azeri City
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  • 2021-02-03 11:46:54

After ruling Armenia as Prime Minister for almost three years and most importantly during the country’s recent disastrous defeat in the Artsakh War, Nikol Pashinyan keeps making mistake after

Azerbaijan Exploits Everything For Propaganda, Including Art
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  • 2021-01-27 11:48:57

The Calvert Journal published last week an article by Lucía de la Torre titled, “The Aliyev influence: how nepotism and self-censorship rule Azerbaijan’s art scene.”    On October 2, 2020, two

Harut Sassounian. Armenia’s Defeated Leader Is Unable To Resolve Problems from the Lost War
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  • 2021-01-20 11:30:17

There are three reasons why Armenia is in such a state of chaos and confusion:   The first reason is that Armenia, as the defeated side in the war, has very

Harut Sassounian. Trump Could be the First US President To Be Impeached Twice
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-01-13 11:47:53

When planning to write this column, there were two key points I wanted to highlight. The first was that Trump had a couple of weeks left in his presidency

Turkish Generals Led War on Artsakh: This was a Turkish, not Azeri, Victory.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2021-01-04 10:39:40

Exiled Turkish journalist Cevheri Guven disclosed in a video report the names and activities of three Turkish Generals who had a decisive role in leading Azerbaijan’s war on Artsakh,

Harut Sassounian. Previously, Aliyev Had Called Turkey’sLeaders “Liar, Cheat and Betrayer”
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  • 2020-12-16 11:50:36

 Last week, when Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev held a victory parade in Baku, he expressed his appreciation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who attended the ceremonies. Tens of

Harut Sassounian. Ceasefire or Capitulation? Artsakh Agreement Should be Amended
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-12-09 16:43:24

The “Statement” issued jointly by the Prime Minister of Armenia, and the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia on Nov. 9, 2020 was described by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as

Ceasefire or Capitulation? Artsakh Agreement Should be Amended. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-12-02 14:06:24

The “Statement” issued jointly by the Prime Minister of Armenia, and the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia on Nov. 9, 2020 was described by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as

Harut Sassounian. Putin: Armenia Not Recognizing Artsakh was ‘a Significant Factor’
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  • 2020-11-25 12:00:16

Pres. Vladimir Putin of Russia made several important comments in his response to journalists on Nov. 17, 2020, regarding the recent Artsakh War ceasefire that he brokered between Armenia

Harut Sassounian. ‘Statement’ on Artsakh War by Armenia,Azerbaijan & Russia Should be Rejected
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  • 2020-11-18 18:15:31

  The leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement, calling it a “Statement,” on November 9, 2020 to stop the 45-day war in Artsakh and return to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian. Pres. Trump Loses Reelection; Our Four-Year Nightmare is Over
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-11-11 11:25:03

After months of acrimonious debate and nasty disputes, the election is finally over. Trump supporters were 100% sure that he will be reelected. I advised everyone not to be

Harut Sassounian. Putin Finally Reveals His Solution to the Artsakh Conflict
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-11-04 18:00:27

After Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted and failed to establish a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenians around the world have been wondering why is he so reluctant to

Harut Sassounian. Azeri Soldiers Wearing Armenian Uniforms May Be Shot by Their Own Troops
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-10-28 18:05:26

The U.S. Department of State announced on Oct.25, 2020 with great fanfare the third attempted ceasefire in the Artsakh war in as many weeks. The first two ceasefires were

Harut Sassounian. I am Voting for Biden…To End the Trump Nightmare
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-10-21 16:10:50

Along with the rest of the world and tens of millions of Americans I am hoping that the nightmare called Trump will be over on November 3. Fortunately, Trump just

Azerbaijan Doesn’t Retrieve Its War Dead;Continues Shelling Civilians in Artsakh. Harut Sassounian
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  • 2020-10-19 18:49:46

Azerbaijan and Turkey kept insisting that they will not accept a ceasefire until the Armenian armed forces vacate Artsakh. In other words, they want to reoccupy Artsakh and eliminate

Azerbaijan Doesn’t Retrieve Its War Dead;Continues Shelling Civilians in Artsakh. Harut Sassounian
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  • 2020-10-14 12:19:34

Azerbaijan and Turkey kept insisting that they will not accept a ceasefire until the Armenian armed forces vacate Artsakh. In other words, they want to reoccupy Artsakh and eliminate

Harut Sassounian. Analysis of the Key Participants In the Artsakh War
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  • 2020-10-07 14:44:40

        At the time of writing this analysis, on Oct. 5, 2020, the war between Armenia and Artsakh on one side, and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Islamist mercenaries on the other,

Harut Sassounian. Armenians Should Unite Against Turkey’sAnd Azerbaijan’s Joint Attack on Artsakh
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  • 2020-10-05 10:50:22

A massive attack was launched against Artsakh by Azerbaijan with the direct participation of Turkey and Islamic Jihadist mercenaries in the early hours of Sept. 27, 2020.   The Azeri/Turkish side

Armenians Should Unite Against Turkey’s And Azerbaijan’s Joint Attack on Artsakh. Harut Sassounian
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  • 2020-09-30 09:56:01

A massive attack was launched against Artsakh by Azerbaijan with the direct participation of Turkey and Islamic Jihadist mercenaries in the early hours of Sept. 27, 2020.   The Azeri/Turkish side

Harut Sassounian. Pro-Trump Black American Group’s Controversial Link to Turkey (Final Part)
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  • 2020-09-23 11:45:01

    Last week, I published part 1 of my article describing the efforts of a Black American group’s plans to lobby for Trump’s reelection with the financial support of wealthy

Հարութ Սասունյան. Եվրոպական դատարանի նախագահը ստանում է Ստամբուլի համալսարանի պատվավոր դոկտորի կոչում
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-09-17 14:10:42

  Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), visited Turkey last week at the invitation of the Turkish Justice Minister. Spano also met with Pres. Erdogan

Harut Sassounian. Pro-Trump Black American Group’s Controversial Link to Turkey(Part I)
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  • 2020-09-16 09:40:46

The Salon.com website published on September 4 and 5, 2020, a lengthy two-part expose of a Black American group that tried to raise funds from Turkish businesses in support

arut Sassounian. President of European Court Receives Honorary Doctorate from Istanbul Univ
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  • 2020-09-10 13:32:58

Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), visited Turkey last week at the invitation of the Turkish Justice Minister. Spano also met with Pres. Erdogan

Harut Sassounian. Cautiously Optimistic about Success of Biden/Harris in Presidential Elections
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-08-20 14:34:42

    On November 3, 2020, the American public, including Armenian-Americans, will vote for the next President of the United States. As to whom should we elect on Nov. 3 to be

Harut Sassounian. Diaspora Commissioner Welcomes Non-Armenian Migrants to Armenia
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-08-12 16:53:04

On the top of all the other disputes among Armenians, a new controversy was added last week by Zareh Sinanyan, the Armenian Republic’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs.   A few

Harut Sassounian. Political Victory over Azerbaijan Is as Important as the Military Victory
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-08-11 09:50:45

  While Armenians around the world have been justifiably focusing on the successes of the Armenian military over Azerbaijan during the three-day attack last month, the political victory is just

Harut Sassounian. Political Victory over Azerbaijan Is as Important as the Military Victory
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  • 2020-08-05 15:15:51

While Armenians around the world have been justifiably focusing on the successes of the Armenian military over Azerbaijan during the three-day attack last month, the political victory is just

To the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cilicia
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-08-04 07:40:15

To the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cilicia   Without going into historical, cultural and civilizational issues, trying to prove that Cilicia is Armenia, let's talk about the

Turkish Scholars Acknowledge The Armenian Genocide on TV Program. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-07-21 10:31:44

I just found a video in which two Turkish scholars are advocating the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Republic of Turkey. The discussion took place in 2015

By Harut Sassounian.Turkish Scholars Acknowledge The Armenian Genocide on TV Program
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-07-16 14:16:04

I just found a video in which two Turkish scholars are advocating the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Republic of Turkey. The discussion took place in 2015

Harut Sassounian. National Security Adviser Bolton Exposes Trump’s Corrupt dealings with Erdogan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-07-01 15:18:19

John Bolton, Pres. Trump’s former National Security Adviser, published a fascinating book on his work at the White House from April 2018 to September 2019. His revealing book, “The

Armenian Patriarch Suggests Opening Greek Church for Christian and Muslim Worship. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-25 15:05:49

The recently elected Patriarch of Turkey, Sahak Mashalian, continues his controversial public statements thus antagonizing the Armenian community of Istanbul and Armenians worldwide. A few months ago he made

Harut Sassounian. After 105 Years, the Turkish President Still Planning to Cover up the Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-24 12:29:28

The High Advisory Board of the Turkish Presidency met last Tuesday for five hours to discuss how to respond “to groundless and anti-Turkey allegations” regarding the Armenian Genocide of

Armenian Patriarch Suggests Opening Greek Church for Christian and Muslim Worship.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-18 11:55:33

The recently elected Patriarch of Turkey, Sahak Mashalian, continues his controversial public statements thus antagonizing the Armenian community of Istanbul and Armenians worldwide. A few months ago he made

Turkish Government Wastes $1.5 Million By Paying US Firm for Useless Lobbying. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-10 10:38:25

On January 15, 2020, the Turkish government renewed a major contract with the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. lobbying firm of Greenberg Traurig for a total fee of $1,538,000 for one

Turkey Attempts to Take Over Armenian Properties in Jerusalem. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-03 18:40:59

An article in the Jewish Press of February 13, 2020 exposed the activities of the Turkish Government to take over the Armenian and Christian Quarters of Jerusalem. The article

Harut Sassounian.An Incredible Armenian Who Retrieved Armenian Orphans from the Syrian Desert
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-06-02 10:25:32

 Parnag Shishigyan is a heroic Zeytountsi who retrieved hundreds of Armenian orphans from Arab families in the Syrian desert after the Armenian Genocide. His name is not known to

An Incredible Armenian Who Retrieved Armenian Orphans from the Syrian Desert. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-28 12:06:31

Parnag Shishigyan is a heroic Zeytountsi who retrieved hundreds of Armenian orphans from Arab families in the Syrian desert after the Armenian Genocide. His name is not known to

Harut Sassounian. Turmoil in Turkey on Letter by Gulen Recognizing the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-20 09:45:41

A major controversy erupted in Turkey last week after a pro-Erdogan Turkish Islamist magazine “Gercek Hayat” (Real Life) claimed that the controversial Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen had written a

Harut Sassounian. Libya’s Interim Government Recognizes The Armenian Genocide Once Again
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-19 14:28:49

Libya’s Interim Government recognized the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2020, for the second year in a row. On April 19, 2019 the provisional government had issued a similar

Libya’s Interim Government RecognizesThe Armenian Genocide Once Again. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-13 10:41:18

Libya’s Interim Government recognized the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2020, for the second year in a row. On April 19, 2019 the provisional government had issued a similar

COVID-19 Pandemic as a Reflection of the Gaps in International Health Regulations: General and International Legal Considerations. Ara V.Papyan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-12 14:49:59

As the world continues facing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19), there are ever intensifying discussions on the reasons why we have all arrived at such a

Coronavirus Provided Opportunity To Pursue the Armenian Cause Online. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-05-06 17:26:42

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the traditional plans of Armenians around the world to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24. However, very quickly Armenians discovered

Harut Sassounian. Trump Does not have the Guts To Call it ‘Armenian Genocide’
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-04-29 13:50:33

Pres. Donald Trump issued on April 24, 2020 another one of his denialist statements on the Armenian Genocide, calling it “Armenian Remembrance Day.” This is the fourth year in

It is not Wise for Armenian Officials & Catholicos to be in . Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-04-22 10:26:08

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic which is killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in Armenia, and paralyzing the economy and societal life as

Harut Sassounian. Pro-Armenian, Pro-Kurdish Turkish. Philanthropist Jailed in Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-04-15 10:40:23

It is widely known that the Turkish government deprives the rights of minorities living in the country, whether they are Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Jews or Kurds. However, the Turks

US Indicts Turkish Halkbank for Illegal Transfer of Billions of dollars to Iran. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-04-08 12:17:42

Halkbank, whose majority shareholder is the Turkish government, pleaded not guilty in New York on March 31, 2020, to criminal charges that it helped Iran illicitly transfer tens of

Harut Sassounian.Turkey Ignores its Highest Court’s Verdict on Armenian Patriarch’s Election
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-04-03 11:53:46

  Forum 18 News Service of Oslo, Norway, published a lengthy article by Dr. Mine Yildirim on March 25, 2020, explaining the Turkish government’s interference in the election of the

Harut Sassounian. Erdogan’s Denial of Coronavirus Crisis Risks the Lives of 80 Million Turks
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-26 14:31:31

  The world as we knew it changed dramatically in the last few weeks due to the unexpected spread of the deadly coronavirus. Hundreds of millions of people around the

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan Should be Tried by International Criminal Court for Supporting Terrorism
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-18 11:22:32

         Last week, I reported that Pres. Erdogan’s office sent a letter to the heads of religious minorities in Turkey demanding that they sign it and send it back to

Armen Grigoryan. The origins and use of some propaganda techniques and conspiracy theories
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-11 13:50:17

INTRODUCTION   Disinformation, fake news, and conspiracy theories have been a part of the Armenian political discourse for a long time, also long before the Internet was there. A part of

Harut Sassounian. Turkish President Orders Minority Leaders to Sign a Propaganda Letter
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-11 09:35:25

It has been the long-standing practice of the Turkish government to pressure the leaders of minority religious groups in Turkey to issue public statements in defense of Turkish policies

Harut Sassounian. Remnants of an Old Armenian Village Near Ankara
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-04 12:30:57

Argun Konuk, a 24-year-old Turkish travel and history enthusiast, published a recent article about the Armenian village of Stanoz located near Ankara.    Konuk reported that Stanoz was “once a prosperous

Harut Sassounian. Turks Attack Each Other: Cypriot Turkish Leader Criticizes Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-03-03 11:18:14

Turkish columnist Orhan Kemal Cengiz wrote an article in the Turkish website “al-Monitor” on February 18, 2020, titled: “Why is Turkish Cypriot leader declared ‘enemy’ in Turkey?” The article

Harut Sassounian. Turks Attack Each Other: Cypriot Turkish Leader Criticizes Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-26 11:50:04

        Turkish columnist Orhan Kemal Cengiz wrote an article in the Turkish website “al-Monitor” on February 18, 2020, titled: “Why is Turkish Cypriot leader declared ‘enemy’ in Turkey?” The article

Harut Sassounian. Finally, After 105 Years, Syria Recognizes the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-19 16:08:37

The Syrian people were the first to be aware of the Armenian Genocide as tens of thousands of Armenians were deported by Ottoman Turkey to the killing fields of

Harut Sassounian.The World Dislikes Trump & his Policies,According to Pew Research Center
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-17 16:22:54

      A study published by the Pew Research Center revealed that many in the world do not approve Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policies. This is not a surprising discovery, but

Harut Sassounian. The World Dislikes Trump & his Policies,According to Pew Research Center
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-12 10:50:40

A study published by the Pew Research Center revealed that many in the world do not approve Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policies. This is not a surprising discovery, but

Harut Sassounian. Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Plan’ Is Recipe for a Prolonged War
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-05 13:11:56

Pres. Trump unveiled in the White House on January 28, 2020 his long-awaited ‘peace plan’ between Israelis and Palestinians. The architect of the plan is the President’s son-in-law and

Harut Sassounian. Men Who Rape and Marry Girls Under 18 Could be Pardoned in Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-02-04 10:22:32

The British Independent newspaper published an unbelievable article last week, titled: “‘Marry-your-rapist’ bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey.”   This sounds like a subject from the Middle Ages. If

Harut Sassounian. Men Who Rape and Marry Girls Under 18 Could be Pardoned in Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-01-29 11:55:12

The British Independent newspaper published an unbelievable article last week, titled: “‘Marry-your-rapist’ bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey.”   This sounds like a subject from the Middle Ages. If

Harut Sassounian. Newly-Elected Patriarch of Turkey Lashes Back at his Armenian Critics
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-01-22 13:18:45

After giving a series of interviews to the Turkish press since his election on December 11, 2019, the new Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Sahak II Mashalyan, responded to his

Turkey Eliminated its Minorities from The Economy with Exorbitant Taxes. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-01-15 12:13:31

After the near total physical elimination of the minorities from the Ottoman Empire 1915-23, the Turkish government embarked in 1941 on the financial ruin of the remaining Armenians, Greeks,

Senate’s Adoption of Genocide Resolution Upsets Newly-Elected Patriarch of Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2020-01-08 13:37:21

I responded last month to the interview given by the newly-elected Patriarch of Turkey, Bishop Sahak II Mashalyan, to a Turkish newspaper in which he had criticized the adoption

Harut Sassounian.Pres. Trump is not Worthy of Recognizing the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-12-25 12:38:47

After both Houses of Congress, one overwhelmingly and the other unanimously, adopted two Resolutions in recent weeks recognizing the Armenian Genocide, many were hoping that this would lead Pres.

Harut Sassounian. Senate Recognition of Armenian Genocide:Reactions and Next Steps to be Taken
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-12-18 11:44:15

For the first time since the Genocide of 1915, the US Senate adopted a Resolution unanimously on December 12, 2019, recognizing the Armenian Genocide, after it was blocked for

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan’s Backers Threaten to Commit A New Genocide Against Armenians
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-12-11 13:52:50

 A group of extreme nationalist Turkish lawyers, members of the Istanbul Bar Association, published an article in their November 2019 Bulletin threatening ‘to deport’ all Armenians from Turkey once

Harut Sassounian. Turkish Money Motivated Sen. Graham To Block Armenian Genocide Resolution
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-12-04 13:32:46

When Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) blocked the Senate vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution on November 13, 2019, there was widespread speculation as to what motivated him to

Harut Sassounian. Sen. Graham Shows his True Colors In Phone Call with Fake Turkish Minister
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-28 15:21:30

        Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina) has become infamous for blocking a motion by Sen. Bob Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey) urging the Senate to vote on the Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian. Sen. Graham Shows his True Colors In Phone Call with Fake Turkish Minister
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-27 15:24:20

Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina) has become infamous for blocking a motion by Sen. Bob Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey) urging the Senate to vote on the Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian. Erdogan Meets Trump in the White House: The Result is a Tragicomedy
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-20 18:23:17

It is difficult to know where to start commenting on the ridiculous press conference between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Pres. Donald Trump at the White House

Harut Sassounian. Armenians Fly from Istanbul to New York To Participate in Turkish Propaganda
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-16 10:37:27

It is amazing the lengths to which the Turkish government went to include Istanbul Armenian clergy and laymen in its propaganda campaign. On November 5, 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip

Harut Sassounian. Armenians Fly from Istanbul to New York To Participate in Turkish Propaganda
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-13 16:03:59

It is amazing the lengths to which the Turkish government went to include Istanbul Armenian clergy and laymen in its propaganda campaign. On November 5, 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip

Harut Sassounian. Genocide Resolution: A Major Victory, But Facts Should not be Ignored
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-11 13:43:16

On October 29, 2019, Armenian Americans scored a major victory in the halls of US Congress. For the first time in 35 years, the US House of Representatives adopted

Genocide Resolution: A Major Victory, But Facts Should not be Ignored
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-07 15:23:36

On October 29, 2019, Armenian Americans scored a major victory in the halls of US Congress. For the first time in 35 years, the US House of Representatives adopted

Indian pharmaceutical business is ready to strengthen the cooperation with its RA partners
  • Interviews
  • 2019-11-06 11:47:17

  The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL) established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, the Government of India and the Embassy of India in Armenia will hold

Harut Sassounian. Secret Document Reveals State Dept.’s Interference in Genocide Recognition
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-11-01 10:40:41

The United States government has recognized the Armenian Genocide multiple times in the past. In an official document submitted by the US government to the World Court in 1951,

Harut Sassounian. Secret Document Reveals State Dept.’s Interference in Genocide Recognition
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-10-30 11:17:57

        The United States government has recognized the Armenian Genocide multiple times in the past. In an official document submitted by the US government to the World Court in 1951,

Harut Sassounian. Trump Surrenders to Erdogan’s Demands:The Tail Wags the Dog
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-10-23 09:58:43

Anytime Pres. Trump talks to another head of state on the phone, we can expect a disastrous outcome. Trump does not realize the consequences of his decisions on the

Harut Sassounian. A Declassified Top Secret CIA Report On the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-10-16 09:58:48

A 48-page Central Intelligence Agency Top Secret Report, prepared in August 1988 and made public in 2012 with some deletions, is titled “Unrest in the Caucasus and the Challenge

Harut Sassounian. Jerusalem Armenian Patriarchate’s Lawsuit Advances Through Turkish Courts
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-10-14 12:28:41

        While the lawsuit filed by the Catholicosate of Cilicia based in Antelias, Lebanon, for the recovery of its former headquarters in Sis, Turkey, has received wide publicity, another just

Harut Sassounian. War of Words at the UN General Assembly Between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-10-02 10:57:30

The United Nations’ General Assembly held its annual session Sept. 24-30, 2019 in New York City. The participants were heads of states and high-ranking officials of UN member countries,

Harut Sassounian.Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his ‘40 Days of Musa Dagh’ Part IV (Final)
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-25 17:08:20

This is part IV (final-part) of the letter exchange between the two historic figures Armin Wegner and Franz Werfel. Armin Wegner wrote to Franz Werfel: "Of course, I do not

Attention for Chinese specialists, experts and specialists of the translated in Russian language, unique version of the book “Book of the changes” written “Iczin” or Yu. K. Shucki(1960).
  • Announcements
  • 2019-09-21 21:09:50

Felix Danielyan's Author's Calendar, which has been in operation since 1998, has been renamed "EVERYTHING IN TIMES" in 2017 for future events. The calendar is spread over an extremely limited

Harut Sassounian. Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his 'Forty Days of Musa Dagh' Part III
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-18 12:27:10

The California Courier will publish in a four-part series the exchange between the two historic figures Armin Wegner and Franz Werfel.    Armin Wegner wrote to Franz Werfel: “Radio and press

Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his 'Forty Days of Musa Dagh' Part II
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-11 10:19:49

This is the continuation of the letter written by Armin T. Wegner to Franz Werfel in 1932 which is being published for the first time:   "Already in 1915 I became

Harut Sassounian. Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his ‘40 Days of Musa Dagh’ (Part I)
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-09 16:30:33

Armin Wegner, a German soldier and medic, was sent to the Ottoman Empire during World War I, while the two countries were allies. Wegner was stationed along the Baghdad

Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his 'Forty Days of Musa Dagh'. Harut Sassounian (Part II )
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-07 11:04:32

This is the continuation of the letter written by Armin T. Wegner to Franz Werfel in 1932 which is being published for the first time:   "Already in 1915 I became

Harut Sassounian.Armin Wegner Asked Franz Werfel Not to Write his ‘40 Days of Musa Dagh’ (Part I)
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-04 16:14:20

Armin Wegner, a German soldier and medic, was sent to the Ottoman Empire during World War I, while the two countries were allies. Wegner was stationed along the Baghdad

Harut Sassounian. ‘Pan Armenian Council of Western USA’ Or Council of Armenian Organizations?
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-09-02 10:15:01

A coalition of 20 Armenian-American organizations announced the formation of a “Pan Armenian Council of Western USA” on August 15, 2019. The coalition members are: Western Diocese of the Armenian Church

Can Lydian International force the Armenian government to give up Amulsar? A Legal Analysis
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-28 18:53:14

  Can Lydian International force the Armenian government to give up Amulsar? A Legal Analysis     By JUDr. Martin Madej, MJur     On March 11th 2019, after the blockade of its mining operations by

‘Pan Armenian Council of Western USA’ Or Council of Armenian Organizations?. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-28 15:36:11

A coalition of 20 Armenian-American organizations announced the formation of a “Pan Armenian Council of Western USA” on August 15, 2019.   The coalition members are:   Western Diocese of the Armenian Church

U.S. Armenians Sue Turkey to Visit Their Native Land Without a Passport. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-22 14:53:18

  A unique lawsuit, not based on the Armenian Genocide, was filed on May 29, 2019, by two Armenian-Americans against the Turkish government in the United States Federal Court, Central

U.S. Appeals Court Makes a Wrong Decision on Armenian Demands.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-14 11:09:56

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made a decision on August 8, 2019 to deny the appeal of two lawsuits brought by several Armenian-Americans demanding

Harut Sassounian. Turkish and Armenian Prisoners of War Held in India and Burma During WWI
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-12 11:43:58

  The Ottoman Empire entered World War I on the side of Germany against the alliance of France, United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, and several others.   Out of 2.6 million

Harut Sassounian. Turkish and Armenian Prisoners of War Held in India and Burma During WWI
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-08-07 13:40:48

The Ottoman Empire entered World War I on the side of Germany against the alliance of France, United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, and several others. Out of 2.6 million

Harut Sassounian. U.S. Places Sanctions on Turkish Firm For its Corrupt Trade with Venezuela
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-07-31 13:48:15

In addition to U.S. and European Union punitive actions against Turkey for various violations, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions last week against a Turkish company “involved in a

Harut Sassounian. The European Union and United States Punish Turkey for 2 Separate Violations
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-07-25 11:59:08

After months of uncertainty and controversy, both the European Union (EU) and the United States decided to punish Turkey in the same week for two different violations. The Associated Press

Harut Sassounian.Turkish Anti-Armenian Lobbying Extends to City of Armenia in Colombia
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-07-17 15:01:14

The Breitbart website published an article by Frances Martel describing the Turkish lobbying efforts in the Colombian City of Armenia which was founded in 1889 and originally called Villa

Harut Sassounian. Pres. Trump is About to Damage U.S. Interests Just to Please Erdogan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-07-10 14:18:49

 Pres. Donald Trump is on the verge of making a serious mistake, jeopardizing the security of the United States and other NATO members if he decides not to sanction

Harut Sassounian. UN Sends a Stunning Letter Questioning Turkey on the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-07-01 10:22:00

Thirty four years ago the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted a report acknowledging the Armenian Genocide as a case of genocide. Until

Harut Sassounian. UN Sends a Stunning Letter Questioning Turkey on the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-27 16:04:32

Thirty four years ago the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted a report acknowledging the Armenian Genocide as a case of genocide. Until

Harut Sassounian. UN Sends a Stunning Letter Questioning Turkey on the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-25 10:09:44

Twenty nine years ago the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted a report acknowledging the Armenian Genocide as a case of genocide. Until

Harut Sassounian. Turkey’s Membership in NATO Could be Ending Soon…
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-24 10:04:36

Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense Secretary of the United States, sent on June 6, 2019, a harsh letter to his counterpart, Hulusi Akar, Turkey’s Minister of Defense. Shanahan threatened to

Radio in Margins: How to Open “Closed Club”
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-18 17:06:15

Zemfira Gabrielyan has preserved the cable radio set hanging on the wall of her Yerevan home since the previous century, which became completely silent 5 years ago. There was

Harut Sassounian. Institute of Turkish Studies To Close Down in 2020: Good Riddance
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-13 13:03:42

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 with $3 million donated by the Government of Turkey in Washington, D.C. ITS issued a press

Harut Sassounian. Azerbaijan May be Expelled from Council Of Europe for Violating Court Ruling
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-06-05 11:20:44

All members of the European Council had agreed to comply with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). However, Azerbaijan has violated that commitment ever since 2014,

Harut Sassounian. Unbelievable but True: Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-05-29 10:39:38

While Pres. Trump is visiting Japan this week, it is the appropriate time to comment about his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Harut Sassounian. US Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-05-22 14:03:22

In recent years and months, Arab countries have been liberating themselves from the nefarious political influence of the Turkish government and are beginning to take an honest position on

Harut Sassounian. US Federal Agency: Turkey Among Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-05-15 18:28:04

Last week, I reported on Azerbaijan’s violations of religious freedom as documented in the most recent Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). My

Harut Sassounian. US Federal Agency: Turkey Among Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-05-15 10:51:29

Last week, I reported on Azerbaijan’s violations of religious freedom as documented in the most recent Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). My

ARA SARGSYAN: DESIRE TO KEEP PACE WITH BEST INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES IS IN OUR DNA
  • Interviews
  • 2019-05-02 17:23:07

  Interview with Ara Sargsyan, Head of Financial institutions division at Assets, liabilities and capital management center   Does attraction of large sums from international financial institutions indicate the trustworthiness of Ameriabank,

Harut Sassounian.Trump: A Coward on the Armenian Genocide Like Obama, Bush Jr., Clinton, and Bush Sr.
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-05-01 17:21:00

Pres. Donald Trump issued last week his third April 24 statement “on Armenian Remembrance Day.” And for three years in a row he did not muster the courage to

Harut Sassounian. Pashinyan Passes First Political Test In the International Arena
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-22 10:15:42

Last week, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made his first appearance at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, France.    Pashinyan gave an impressive speech to

A Diaspora-Portal as a door to knock on for non-monetary development in small economies: a diaspora policy proposal based on an Armenian Diaspora Online Survey
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-20 20:59:17

by Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan gevorkya@stjohns.edu    In academic economic discourse, diasporas have largely been considered potential conduits for economic development in their self-identified ancestral homelands. This has been particularly true for Armenia.

Harut Sassounian. Pashinyan Passes First Political Test In the International Arena
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-17 19:39:38

Last week, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made his first appearance at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, France.  Pashinyan gave an impressive speech to

Harut Sassounian. Turkish Gravediggers Rummaging for Genocide Era Armenian Treasures (video)
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-13 12:39:49

Haber Turk TV recently interviewed one of the thousands of Turkish gravediggers who try to recover Armenian treasures leftover from the genocide era of a century ago. It is not

Harut Sassounian. Armenia’s Leaders Take Strong Positions Against US & Azerbaijan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-08 10:12:44

  The most noteworthy Armenian foreign policy development of the week was supposed to be the first negotiating session between Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev

Armenia’s Leaders Take Strong Positions Against US & Azerbaijan. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-04 17:13:10

The most noteworthy Armenian foreign policy development of the week was supposed to be the first negotiating session between Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev

Harut Sassounian. Pres. Trump has no Right to Give The Syrian Golan Heights to Israel
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-02 12:18:15

Ever since Trump became President of the United States he has ignored both U.S. and international laws.   A few months ago, National Security Adviser John Bolton surprisingly announced that if

International Support over Possible ISDS for Amulsar mine: AEF
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-04-01 09:48:04

  International organizations have contacted the Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) activist group and expressed their readiness to support us and the local communities in the struggle against possible investment arbitration

Pres. Trump has no Right to Give The Syrian Golan Heights to Israel.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-27 18:52:24

Ever since Trump became President of the United States he has ignored both U.S. and international laws. A few months ago, National Security Adviser John Bolton surprisingly announced that if

Church Saves AGBU Center in Toronto In a Last Minute Financial Arrangement. Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-25 10:06:44

This week’s article is about a major controversy in the Armenian community of Toronto, Canada, which has been fortunately resolved for now. On October 30, 2018, the AGBU Toronto Chapter

Harut Sassounian.Church Saves AGBU Center in Toronto In a Last Minute Financial Arrangement
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-21 09:32:45

This week’s article is about a major controversy in the Armenian community of Toronto, Canada, which has been fortunately resolved for now. On October 30, 2018, the AGBU Toronto Chapter

Harut Sassounian. Hastings in its Anti-Armenian Propaganda
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-16 13:48:01

Cong. Alcee L. Hastings (Democrat of Florida) is the latest transmitter of Azeri propaganda. He issued a statement on February 25, 2019, which he entered in the Congressional Record,

Harut Sassounian. Rabbi Schneier Takes Evangelical Pastors On a Propaganda Tour of Azerbaijan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-13 18:55:43

For several years, the government of Azerbaijan and its diplomats overseas have gone to great lengths to win over Jews worldwide, American Jewish organizations, and Israel.   Azerbaijan is simply copying

Azerbaijan Enlists Infamous Congressman Hastings in its Anti-Armenian Propaganda.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-09 14:48:15

Cong. Alcee L. Hastings (Democrat of Florida) is the latest transmitter of Azeri propaganda. He issued a statement on February 25, 2019, which he entered in the Congressional Record,

Harut Sassounian. Azerbaijan’s Destruction of Armenian Monuments Exceeds ISIS Crimes
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-03-04 11:50:06

“A groundbreaking forensic report tracks Azerbaijan’s destruction of 89 medieval churches, 5,480 intricate cross-stones, and 22,700 tombstones,” is the subtitle of an incredible article by Simon Maghakyan and Sarah

Harut Sassounian. Azerbaijan’s Destruction of Armenian Monuments Exceeds ISIS Crimes
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-28 13:55:13

“A groundbreaking forensic report tracks Azerbaijan’s destruction of 89 medieval churches, 5,480 intricate cross-stones, and 22,700 tombstones,” is the subtitle of an incredible article by Simon Maghakyan and Sarah

"What kind of threats did Mr. Hoagland warn Mr. Pashinyan about?
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-27 05:20:30

By Hovsep Khurshudyan   The interview of Richard Hoagland, an accomplished diplomat and former United States co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, to the ''Voice of America'' US State Radio Station  was

Harut Sassounian. America Has No Right to Tell Armenia Not to Send a Humanitarian Squad to Syria
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-25 10:33:35

The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia. It all started when the Armenian government decided to send a non-combat humanitarian

Harut Sassounian.America Has No Right to Tell Armenia Not to Send a Humanitarian Squad to Syria
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-23 10:48:28

The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia. It all started when the Armenian government decided to send a non-combat humanitarian

America Has No Right to Tell Armenia Not to Send a Humanitarian Squad to Syria
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-19 07:30:51

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com       The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia.   It all started when the Armenian government decided

Harut Sassounian.Turkey’s Support of Terrorists in Syria Exposed in Secret Wiretaps
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-15 12:09:17

Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt exposed in The Investigative Journal of the Stockholm Center for Freedom that “hundreds of secret wiretap records obtained from confidential sources in the Turkish capital

Harut Sassounian. Turkey’s Support of Terrorists in Syria Exposed in Secret Wiretaps
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-13 10:39:37

Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt exposed in The Investigative Journal of the Stockholm Center for Freedom that “hundreds of secret wiretap records obtained from confidential sources in the Turkish capital

Harut Sassounian. Turkish Flags Desecrate Two Armenian Schools in the Los Angeles Area
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-06 12:51:51

An unknown individual wearing black clothing from head to toe hung dozens of Turkish flags on the gates of two private Armenian schools in the Los Angeles area during

Turkish Flags Desecrate Two Armenian Schools in the Los Angeles Area
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-05 12:41:08

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   An unknown individual wearing black clothing from head to toe hung dozens of Turkish flags on the gates of two private Armenian schools in

Why Russia needs Armenia and vice versa
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-02-05 10:51:38

By David Boyajian Astute observers know that Russia needs Armenia as much as Armenia needs Russia.   Russia’s dependence on Armenia explains the Kremlin’s extra pressure on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and

Turkey Abuses Interpol To Extradite Regime Opponents.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-01-29 12:46:10

Turkey and several other repressive governments are increasingly abusing their membership in the Interpol to harass and punish their opponents. Interpol or the International Criminal Police Organization, composed of

Harut Sassounian.Turkey Abuses Interpol To Extradite Regime Opponents
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-01-24 12:47:15

Turkey and several other repressive governments are increasingly abusing their membership in the Interpol to harass and punish their opponents. Interpol or the International Criminal Police Organization, composed of

Harut Sassounian. Turkey Ranks Among Top 10 Countries With Probability of Committing Genocide
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-01-16 18:23:00

According to the Early Warning Project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Turkey is ranked 8th among countries with the highest risk of committing mass killings. Azerbaijan is wrongly

Harut Sassounian. Another Azeri Scandal: Aliyev’s Daughters Try to Buy $76 Million London Home
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2019-01-09 15:24:22

The British Guardian newspaper exposed in its Dec. 21, 2018 issue the latest financial scandal involving the daughters of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.   Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva sought to purchase

Harut Sassounian.Bizarre Turkish News: For the Amusement Of Readers During the Holiday Season
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-12-26 17:30:17

Throughout this past year, I have collected several examples of eccentric reports or rules imposed on Turkish society. Naturally, millions of liberal and civilized Turks are unhappy with these

Harut Sassounian.Turkish Preconditions Should be Countered By Armenian Preconditions
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-12-24 11:52:23

Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced last week that his government is ready to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey, however, without any preconditions.   This announcement came as a surprise

Harut Sassounian.Sen. Menendez Delays Senate Confirmation Of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-12-10 10:31:30

Pres. Donald Trump nominated on Sept. 4, 2018 career Foreign Service Officer Earle Litzenberger to serve as US Ambassador to Azerbaijan replacing Amb. Robert Cekuta who left Baku nine

Harut Sassounian. Sen. Menendez Delays Senate Confirmation Of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-12-05 18:02:12

          Pres. Donald Trump nominated on Sept. 4, 2018 career Foreign Service Officer Earle Litzenberger to serve as US Ambassador to Azerbaijan replacing Amb. Robert Cekuta who left Baku nine

Should Armenia Grant Citizenship To Foreign Investors? Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-12-01 18:10:59

  By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com   The Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has made attracting overseas investors the priority of his new government.   So far, it is too early

Harut Sassounian. Kurdish Member of Turkish Parliament Delivers a Harsh Speech & Ends up in Jail
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-27 09:58:47

Ferhat Encu, a Kurdish member of the Turkish Parliament from the Sirnak province of Turkey, delivered a while back extremely critical remarks about Turks and Turkey on the floor

Harut Sassounian.Kurdish Member of Turkish Parliament Delivers a Harsh Speech & Ends up in Jail
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-21 15:02:01

Ferhat Encu, a Kurdish member of the Turkish Parliament from the Sirnak province of Turkey, delivered a while back extremely critical remarks about Turks and Turkey on the floor

Harut Sassounian. Newly-Elected House Democratic Majority Will Paralyze Trump’s Presidential Powers
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-19 10:22:23

The midterm elections held on November 6, 2018, will significantly restrain Pres. Trump’s rule of the United States as a dictatorship.   In the first two years of his presidency, Trump

Harut Sassounian.Newly-Elected House Democratic Majority Will Paralyze Trump’s Presidential Powers
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-16 10:31:54

The midterm elections held on November 6, 2018, will significantly restrain Pres. Trump’s rule of the United States as a dictatorship.   In the first two years of his presidency, Trump

Harut Sassounian. Trump’s National Security Adviser Tries To Distance Armenia from Russia and Iran
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-07 10:32:56

John Bolton, the National Security Adviser of Pres. Trump, visited Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in October, conveying the White House position on regional and international issues. Bolton is

Harut Sassounian.Saudi Journalist’s Murder Exploited For Selfish Interests by World Powers
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-11-01 13:34:50

The heinous murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been exploited by leaders of several countries for their selfish political and economic gains, ignoring the vile nature of

Harut Sassounian.Another Major Erdogan Corruption Scandal;This Time on US Soil
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-24 11:29:30

Not a week passes without the disclosure of another major scandal in Azerbaijan or Turkey. The latest such scandal was exposed by the Stockholm Center for Freedom in an

OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN ARMENIA Mr. RICHARD MILLS
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-18 20:52:48

Dear Mr. Richard Mills, Greetings, This is in regards to your remarks made during your speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Yerevan a few days ago, about the Lydian

Britain investigates Azeri Banker’s Wife For Multi-Million dollar Shopping Spree.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-18 11:41:30

Another Azerbaijan-related major corruption scandal is brewing in Europe. The country’s crooked officials have swindled billions of petrodollars for their personal benefit while the majority of the Azeri people

Harut Sassounian.Britain investigates Azeri Banker’s Wife For Multi-Million dollar Shopping Spree
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-17 12:06:53

Another Azerbaijan-related major corruption scandal is brewing in Europe. The country’s crooked officials have swindled billions of petrodollars for their personal benefit while the majority of the Azeri people

Trump Administration Cancels Two More International Treaties.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-10 17:44:14

I wrote an article in September criticizing the Trump administration’s dismissal of the International Criminal Court. I considered the U.S. action to be a lack of respect for justice

Harut Sassounian.Armenia Needs Both Charity & Investments,Not Only Investments!
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-08 13:22:59

Throughout the years, since Armenia’s independence in 1991, I have had the unique opportunity of spending hundreds of hours with the country’s three previous Presidents, discussing privately with them

Harut Sassounian.Armenia Needs Both Charity & Investments,Not Only Investments!
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-03 11:22:14

Throughout the years, since Armenia’s independence in 1991, I have had the unique opportunity of spending hundreds of hours with the country’s three previous Presidents, discussing privately with them

Harut Sassounian. Prominent Pro-Erdogan Istanbul Armenian Engages in Pro-Turkish Propaganda
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-10-01 16:11:55

Despite the many violations of Armenian cultural and religious rights in Turkey, there are some Armenians in Istanbul who praise the Turkish regime and particularly its fascist President Recep

Harut Sassounian.Prominent Pro-Erdogan Istanbul Armenianյ Engages in Pro-Turkish Propaganda
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-09-26 13:27:38

Despite the many violations of Armenian cultural and religious rights in Turkey, there are some Armenians in Istanbul who praise the Turkish regime and particularly its fascist President Recep

Harut Sassounian. Trump and Bolton Undermine The International Criminal Court
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-09-21 11:22:02

Many Americans and others around the world have been following with great concern the irrational statements and destructive decisions made by Pres. Trump ever since his election.   Some of the

Harut Sassounian.Prophet Muhammad’s Rarely-Known Decree To the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-09-13 14:15:33

For many years, I have heard that there had been written communication between the Prophet Muhammad and the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, but I had not seen any of

Harut Sassounian. Congress Must Investigate U.S. Loans To Secretive Azeri Silk Way Airlines
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-09-05 11:40:00

Last year, I wrote an article reporting that the Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan made 350 secret flights to transport hundreds of tons of weapons from Bulgaria to ISIS

Despite an Encouraging Visit to Armenia, Chancellor Merkel Didn’t Say Genocide.Harut Sassounian
  • Articles and Analyses
  • 2018-08-30 12:15:44

Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Media reports indicated that her visit to Armenia and meetings with its leadership were very constructive. Armenian-German political,

Fox-TV’s Devastating Attack On Turkey and Pres. Erdogan
  • Social
  • 2018-08-22 14:16:44

  As the conflict between Turkey and United States is heating up, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is too stupid to realize that by continuing to hold American Pastor Andrew

Tender Notice
  • Announcements
  • 2018-08-10 08:06:37

Tender Notice   Embassy of India – RFP for engagement of a ‘Consultant’ for promoting and expanding trade, marketing and economic interaction between India and Armenia – for complete details please

Tender Notice
  • Announcements
  • 2018-08-10 08:00:43

  Tender Notice   Embassy of India – RFP for engagement of a ‘Consultant’ for promoting and expanding trade, marketing and economic interaction between India and Armenia – for complete details please

Announcement from the Embassy of India in the Yerevan, Armenia
  • Announcements
  • 2018-08-06 17:23:32

Replacement of the existing heating system with a new one (supply & installation), including all civil, electrical and incidental world – Request for Proposal   Please see this link for full