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An Ambassador Who Never Was? Matthew Bryza, Azerbaijan & the Armenian Lobby

by | September 27th, 2010 | 4 comments

The nomination of Matthew Bryza as a potential US ambassador to Azerbaijan and the subsequent controversy and rivalry have resulted in an intense media blitz in some Armenian media outlets and also in some high-profile newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

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Reflections on the Armenian Genocide: Lessons in Resiliency

by | June 28th, 2010 | 0 comments

Who we are and what we will become in life is often times, at least in part, answered by a reflection on the past. For the Armenian, his or her past is intimately woven into the present. It is the contextual framework of history, which provides a backdrop for truly understanding the Armenian experience.

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Reflections on Armenian-Turkish Relations and the Protocols: The Big Picture

by | June 20th, 2010 | 12 comments

A couple of months ago, in December 2009, I had the opportunity to briefly visit Rwanda. In addition to the main Genocide Memorial in Kigali (where there is indeed a section dedicated to the Armenian Genocide), I visited another memorial, about 35 km south of the capital …

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