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The PACE impasse: Senseless dances of Azeri shamans

Baku derived no lesson from years of fruitless attempts to move the Karabakh conflict settlement from the OSCE Minsk Group format to other platforms.

February 7, 2016
The PACE impasse: Senseless dances of Azeri shamans
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been persistent in expressing his displeasure with the OSCE Minsk Group. However, his spasms of discontent were interspersed with bouts of civilized communication with the mediators - no boycotting of talks or declining of meetings.

Perincek v Switzerland: What does ECHR's judgment mean?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that Switzerland violated Dogu Perincek's right to freedom of speech.

October 15, 2015
Perincek v Switzerland: What does ECHR's judgment mean?
PanARMENIAN.Net gathered comments concerning the verdict. (Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, regularly mentioned in the text of the judgment, provides the right to freedom of expression and information.)

Baku statement on EEU membership: a threat or a warning?

Perhaps someday Azerbaijan may try to use the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) as a tool for the so-called “resolution” of Karabakh conflict.

October 8, 2015
Baku statement on EEU membership: a threat or a warning?
Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov’s statement on the country’s possible accession to the EEU has been much discussed by regional experts.

Erdogan completely destroys his credibility

The international community should worry more about Erdogan’s terrifying actions than his delirious ramblings.

July 22, 2015
Erdogan completely destroys his credibility
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has completely destroyed his credibility by making numerous bizarre claims in recent years. For example, Erdogan told a group of Latin American Muslims visiting Istanbul last year that Muslim Pilgrims discovered America over 300 years before Christopher Columbus: “It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492. In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus in 1178. …In his memoirs, Christopher Columbus mentions the existence of a mosque atop a hill on the coast of Cuba. A mosque would look perfect on that hill today.”

OSCE MG U.S. Co-chair sounding more like Azeri President

Azerbaijan lost the war, and here is the OSCE Minks Group doing its utmost to minimize Baku’s embarrassment.

July 16, 2015
OSCE MG U.S. Co-chair sounding more like Azeri President
James Warlick, the U.S. Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group charged with mediating a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, is sounding more like Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev than a so-called impartial diplomat tasked with resolving the longest conflict in post-Soviet history.

Ramifications of Cilicia Catholicosate’s lawsuit against Turkey

Now that the financial issue is clarified, there are other important matters facing the Catholicosate and Armenians in general.

June 10, 2015
Ramifications of Cilicia Catholicosate’s lawsuit against Turkey
Armenians worldwide applauded the Cilician Catholicosate for filing a lawsuit in the Turkish Constitutional Court on April 27, demanding the return of its historic seat in Sis, Kozan district of Turkey’s Adana province. The Cilician See’s former headquarters, established in 1293, was confiscated by the Turkish government in 1921, at the culmination of the Armenian Genocide.

Chris Bohjalian: you can blow up a monastery but you can’t bulldoze the truth

The monastery compound is only eight miles as the crow flies from Digor, but it sits hidden on a ledge halfway down a steep ravine.

June 5, 2015
Chris Bohjalian: you can blow up a monastery but you can’t bulldoze the truth
In March I spent three days at “Responsibility 2015,” the conference on the Armenian Genocide sponsored by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation held in Manhattan. At the end of the final day, I was at once invigorated and exhausted. I was inspired by the passion of the artists and activists and intellectuals, and I was emotionally wrung out by the realities of imagining for three days the genocide that a century ago this month was commencing.

New York Times ad depicts Obama as ‘liar’

A second newspaper announcement reminding Pres. Obama of his promise on the Armenian Genocide appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

May 28, 2015
New York Times ad depicts Obama as ‘liar’
The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes, unexpected developments. One such occasion was the full page ad placed in the New York Times on April 18 by well-known and controversial Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Founder, The World Values Network) and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, Eastern U.S. (AGCC), harshly criticizing Pres. Obama for not keeping his campaign promise on the Armenian Genocide.

Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken

Afraid it could hurt the feelings of its Turkish ally, the United States has consistently refrained from Genocide recognition.

May 22, 2015
Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken
The ghastly scenes are familiar: boxcars bursting with human freight, soldiers leading death marches as if shepherding flocks, mass graves swallowing up the cadaverous bodies of the living and the dead. Such are the scenes of the Holocaust that a few infamous photographs have impressed upon the popular consciousness.

Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online

The exhibit includes previously unpublished photographs of Zeytun and reproduces newly released images from German sources.

February 2, 2015
Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online
A third digital exhibit on the Armenian Genocide consisting of 128 images on 24 panels entitled "The First Deportation: The German Railroad, the American Hospital, and the Armenian Genocide" was released by the Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
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