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Armenian President Resigns: Another Setback for Armenia
  • Politics
  • 2022-01-26 11:51:30

  I woke up Sunday morning to the shocking, yet not unexpected, news that the President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, announced his resignation while abroad, most probably London, after nearly

Pashinyan is Losing His Prized Trump Card of Democratic Rule
  • Politics
  • 2022-01-19 12:09:20

  The Los Angeles Times published on January 11, 2022, an opinion column by Jonah Goldberg, titled: “Just meeting with Putin is a concession -- the U.S. should be wary

Pitfalls of Armenia’s Unnecessary Negotiations with Turkey
  • Politics
  • 2022-01-17 11:57:03

  I will attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis of the upcoming “Armenia-Turkey normalization talks” on January 14, 2022 in Moscow. Armenia may be bungling these negotiations once again!   -- To

Pitfalls of Armenia’s Unnecessary Negotiations with Turkey
  • Politics
  • 2022-01-11 15:55:27

  I will attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis of the upcoming “Armenia-Turkey normalization talks” on January 14, 2022 in Moscow. Armenia may be bungling these negotiations once again!   -- To

Jesus, Obama and Muhammad were Turks, According to Turkish False Claims
  • Politics
  • 2021-12-27 11:54:26

  There is nothing wrong with being proud of one’s nationality, ethnic origin or religion. However, when that pride becomes so fanatical, reaching the level of absurdity, then we are

Reminiscing an Unforgettable Trip; To Armenia with Sen. Dole in 1997
  • Politics
  • 2021-12-15 11:59:51

  A lot has been written about larger than life Sen. Bob Dole since his passing on December 5 at the ripe old age of 98. He was a soldier,

Celebrity Dr. Oz Running for US Senate;Do We Need a Second Trump in Washington?
  • Politics
  • 2021-12-08 12:00:34

  TV Celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz announced on Nov. 30 his Republican candidacy for one of the two U.S. Senate seats from Pennsylvania.   Just like his idol Donald Trump, Dr. Oz

Israeli Cluster Bombs Sold to Azerbaijan- Kill & Maim Innocent Armenian Civilians
  • Politics
  • 2021-12-01 10:47:34

  Israeli journalist Yossi Melman wrote a lengthy critical article in the Haaretz newspaper about Israel’s sale of banned deadly cluster bombs to Azerbaijan to kill and maim innocent Armenian

US Invites Armenia to Democracy Summit; But not Azerbaijan and Turkey
  • Politics
  • 2021-11-24 10:56:09

  The White House announced recently that it has invited over 100 countries to a virtual ‘Summit for Democracy’ on Dec. 9-10. Among the invitees to the Summit are Armenia and

First Step Crossed in UK Recognition of- The Armenian Genocide: Many More to Go
  • Politics
  • 2021-11-17 15:57:16

I would like to dispel a few misunderstandings about the bill proposed last week in the UK House of Commons to recognize the Armenian Genocide.   Some reports accurately described the

Comprehensive Report Reveals Turkey’s -Total Failure in Washington Lobbying
  • Politics
  • 2021-11-10 10:56:52

  Over the years, I have written countless articles describing the activities of U.S. lobbying firms hired by Turkey and Azerbaijan for millions of dollars.   Fortunately, no matter how much money

The More Things Change in Armenia,The More They Stay the Same
  • Politics
  • 2021-11-03 14:02:06

  The title is derived from a French expression which I have used to describe the situation in Armenia.   After 30 years of independence, one would expect substantial changes in the

Pres. Erdogan Withdraws Empty Threat-To Expel 10 Western Ambassadors
  • Politics
  • 2021-10-27 10:20:10

  Once again, Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made empty threats. He boastfully proclaimed that he would expel the ambassadors of 10 Western countries, including the United States, for issuing a

U.S. Mayors Rescind False Proclamations-They Had Issued at Azerbaijan’s Urging
  • Politics
  • 2021-10-20 13:01:57

  The Azeri government does not seem to understand that you can’t always get what you want by bribing and paying politicians. There is a limit to what money can

Why Did the Turkish Institute- In Washington Close Down?
  • Politics
  • 2021-10-13 10:33:29

  The Hoya, the student newspaper of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, published last week a lengthy investigative article about the demise of the Institute of Turkish Studies, established by

Pres. Aliyev’s 11-Year-Old Son Owned $45 Million Property in Central London. By Harut Sassounian
  • Politics
  • 2021-10-06 10:47:32

   This sensational report was exposed by the international news media on Oct. 3, 2021. While this is not the first time it has been revealed that the family of

Aliyev-Pashinyan Duel via Video- At United Nations General Assembly
  • Politics
  • 2021-09-29 10:35:28

  Just days before the first anniversary of the 44-day war, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev clashed once again, this time

Turkish-American Groups Contributed $2.2 Million to Politicians Since 2007
  • Politics
  • 2021-09-22 11:00:17

  I came across a Turkish-American website, “,” which is described as: “Ten Thousand Turks Campaign.”   The website includes the combined information of five separate Turkish-American political action committees (PACs): 1)

Pashinyan Should not Follow Sargsyan’s Mistaken Policy on Relations with Turkey
  • Politics
  • 2021-09-15 14:57:53

  Here we go again. Back in 2009, Pres. Serzh Sargsyan engaged in a misguided effort to sign an agreement with Turkey ostensibly to open the mutual border. Even though

New Controversy Looms in Jerusalem -Over Land Leased by the Patriarchate
  • Politics
  • 2021-09-07 10:29:13

  As if Armenians did not have enough problems these days with the disastrous developments in Artsakh, we are now faced with a new controversy in the Diaspora. I have

Armenian Parliamentarians Brawl -While the Barbarians are at the Gates
  • Politics
  • 2021-09-01 15:18:31

  Another appropriate title would have been, “Parliamentarians fiddle while Armenia burns,” which is my version of the well-known historic phrase, “Nero fiddles while Rome burns,” referring to Emperor Nero’s

Candidate for Governor of Virginia, A Turkish Lobbyist, Should be Defeated
  • Politics
  • 2021-08-25 10:28:02

  The Washington Free Beacon online newspaper published on Aug. 20, 2021 an article by Chuck Ross, titled: “Turkey Paid McAuliffe’s Firm to Lobby US Against Recognition of Armenian Genocide.”   Terry

Turkey Banned Armenian Overflights; Why Didn’t Armenia Reciprocate?
  • Politics
  • 2021-08-17 11:24:23

  I just became aware that the Government of Turkey banned Armenian aircraft from overflying its air space as of a year ago. This was disclosed earlier this month by

Greek Foreign Minister Makes Excuses for-Ambassador’s Propaganda Tour of Shushi
  • Politics
  • 2021-08-11 15:50:23

The Armenian National Committee of Greece sent a letter to the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias complaining about the Greek Ambassador’s propaganda tour of occupied Shushi, orchestrated by the