How Old Courts Derail New Democracies
For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.
Women Can Bring Peace to Nagorno-Karabakh
They helped propel Armenia’s Velvet Revolution. Now, they’re turning their attention to diplomacy with Azerbaijan.
Israel’s Refusal to Recognize the Armenian Genocide Is Indefensible
Both Armenians and Jews have been the victims of premeditated mass murder. The Israeli government must put justice before political expediency and call the crime by its name.
Armenia’s Revolution Will Not be Monopolized
An Armenian protest leader just secured the office of prime minister by a landslide—but, thanks to his own efforts, he’ll still face plenty of opposition.
Armenia’s Democratic Dreams
The country’s Velvet Revolution took its cues from democratic movements in Latin America rather than from other revolutions in the post-Soviet world. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
Armenia’s Post-Revolution Party Is Over
The country’s new government wants to root out corruption—but the ancien régime isn't giving up without a fight.
Israel Freezes Export of Suicide Drone to Azerbaijan After Allegation of Abuse
Israel’s Defense Ministry is investigating a claim that the drone was illegally used to attack Armenian troops in a test.
The Syrian Refugees Coming Home to Armenia
A century ago, they fled to escape the genocide in the collapsing Ottoman Empire. Now these ethnically Armenian Syrians are trying to make a new home in their old country.
Armenia Is Literally Joining Forces With Russia
The United States will pay for improved Armenian elections. That doesn't mean Armenia will rotate away from Russia.
It seems that not everyone likes those tough-minded ‘Military History’ reviews
Remember last month I said how much I like the no-holds-barred reviews in The Journal of Military History? Well, it turns out that not everyone agrees — especially some of those getting reviewed.
What a Genocide 100 Years Ago Reveals About the War in Syria Today
2015 Global Thinkers Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian, and Vahagn Thomasian discuss how the world hasn’t changed since the slaughter of their Armenian ancestors.
The Bear in the Room
The recent protests in Armenia didn’t address the country’s crippling dependence on Moscow. But sooner or later that will have to change.
Sentenced to Death from Thousands of Miles Away
On Tuesday, Muammar al-Qaddafi's son was sentenced to death in absentia. He's not the only one who's escaped a death sentence by not attending his own trial.
#ElectricYerevan Protesters Give Cops the Finger Amid Showdown Over Rate Hike
Despite a violent crackdown by police in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, protests over energy prices continue to grow.
The Armenian Genocide, as Power Ballad
Glitter, glam, and ethnic nationalism: The tricky politics of the South Caucasus come to Eurovision.
Denial Keeps the Genocide Alive
Armenians can’t put the genocide behind them while Turks deny their responsibility — and the United States turns a blind eye.
The King of the Arab Street vs. the Pope
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing politics with the centennial of the Armenian genocide.
Despite Campaign Pledge, Obama Won’t Call 1915 Killings of Armenians ‘Genocide’
U.S. officials speaking to Foreign Policy said the White House had contemplated recognizing the genocide and alerted State Department officials who deal with Turkey to prepare for the potential diplomatic blowback.