Category: Editorial

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 […]

Trump’s Trumpet Resounds Through the Middle East

Trump’s Trumpet Resounds Through the Middle East

By Edmond Y. Azadian President Donald Trump’s maiden foreign trip took him to one of the most troubled and complicated regions in the world, the Middle East, where political ambitions and interests cross each other, even in blocs which are supposedly bound by common interest. The trip’s endgame echoed the policies of Bush-Cheney administration, which […]

Erdogan Exports His Terror Tactics to Washington

Erdogan Exports His Terror Tactics to Washington

By Edmond Y. Azadian Most of the time, the US media, politicians and the general public have a myopic view of world affairs outside of America’s borders. Facts and statements about Turkey’s brutal tactics domestically and its international actions leave many Americans indifferent. They feel secure and content when they hear that Turkey is our […]

Armenia-Turkey Relations Revisited

Armenia-Turkey Relations Revisited

By Edmond Y. Azadian Turkey poses an existential threat to Armenia, and has historically, as successive regimes harbor the same ambitious dreams of resurrecting the Ottoman Empire. Armenia has always been an impediment in achieving this goal. Turkey does not view another Christian nation in the region, namely Georgia, as a similar threat. For Ankara, […]

Stalemate at Istanbul Patriarchate

Stalemate at Istanbul Patriarchate

By Edmond Y. Azadian Sultan Erdogan’s ambitions to govern an empire extend from his contempt for the NATO alliance to negotiating a missile deal with Russia to micromanage the internal religious affairs of the miniscule Armenian community. His April 24 message that no Armenian should feel like a second-class citizen in Turkey is contradicted by […]

Erdogan and Trump at Loggerheads over Syria

Erdogan and Trump at Loggerheads over Syria

By Edmond Y. Azadian The war in Syria is one of the most complicated problems facing the Middle East, involving major world powers and their regional surrogates. Nominally, the US is leading a coalition of 60 nations to uproot ISIS from its perch in Raqqa, Syria. But the infighting among the coalition partners is hampering […]