Category: Editorial

What Does Israel’s Multi-Vector Foray into the Caucasus Mean?

What Does Israel’s Multi-Vector Foray into the Caucasus Mean?

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s hostile relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, compounded by tense relations between Russia and Georgia, render the Caucasus a very explosive powder keg. How would the injection of the Israeli factor affect the region? This is the question many pundits are mulling. Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanebi visited Yerevan, […]

Windfall Divides and Unites Istanbul Armenian Community

Windfall Divides and Unites Istanbul Armenian Community

By Edmond Y. Azadian If this title looks like an oxymoron, it is. The windfall is compensation from the Turkish government for the confiscation of Armenian church property. The compensation has divided the community vertically yet united them horizontally. The leadership is divided over the procedures which eventually made the compensation possible and about the […]

Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan Triangle Strangling Armenia

Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan Triangle Strangling Armenia

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia is caught in the snare of an evil triangle, both politically and strategically, much like the Bermuda Triangle. The jury is out on the scientific verification of the Bermuda Triangle, but the dangers emanating from the one surrounding Armenia are very real. There is a web of economic and strategic […]

Europeanization of Turkey or Turkification of Europe?

Europeanization of Turkey or Turkification of Europe?

By Edmond Y. Azadian The tug of war between Ankara and Brussels continues. Turkey is a candidate for membership in the European Union. It persists in joining the EU, but refuses to abide by its rules and then blames Europe for blocking its entry into the family of Western nations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined […]

65 Million Refugees on Conscience of Humanity

65 Million Refugees on Conscience of Humanity

By Edmond Y. Azadian Every day, horrifying pictures are seen on television and computer screens around the world. The United Nations has estimated that a record 65 million people have been displaced from their homelands and habitats this past year and they are at the mercy of rough seas, desert heat and the immigration offices […]

Armenia Is Bleeding

Armenia Is Bleeding

By Edmond Y. Azadian Yerevan is one of the ideal touristic destinations in the summer season, both for Europeans and as well as travelers from Moslem countries. No one has yet conducted a statistical analysis on the impact of the visits by Pope Francis and the Kardashian sisters. Nevertheless, both visits have helped many to […]

Kurdish Independence Aspirations Raise Red Flags in Middle East

Kurdish Independence Aspirations Raise Red Flags in Middle East

By Edmond Y. Azadian The Kurdish issue is one of the most intricate political jigsaw puzzles for anyone to fully comprehend, let alone solve. The Kurds are spread throughout the Middle East, causing problems to host countries and in return, they are being affected by the governments of those countries. An estimated 40 million Kurds […]

Mischief in Georgia

Mischief in Georgia

By Edmond Y. Azadian A recent incident in neighboring Georgia, involving the abduction of an Azeri journalist, came to divulge the entire web of relationships between Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. The latter two are in a virtual war with Armenia, keeping it in the grips of a blockade. Georgia is nominally neutral or even friendly […]