Category: Editorial

Collusion and Delusion

Collusion and Delusion

By Edmond Y. Azadian On the eve of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, there was a whirlwind of facts and factors about the unhealed wounds — the anticipation of President Trump’s statement, Robert Fisk’s revival of the 1919 Turkish acknowledgement of the facts, Taner Akçam’s confirmation of Ottoman bureaucracy’s coding system, Samantha Power’s belated […]

Editorial: Justice Delayed

Editorial: Justice Delayed

By Edmond Y. Azadian An independent judiciary is sometimes a contradiction in terms, especially in international relations. Most of the time, politics determines the outcome of any litigation. International law is analogous to a shoe that fits the feet of the strong and mighty. A country named Turkey or the Ottoman Turkey, gets rid of […]

A Towering Mistake in Baku

A Towering Mistake in Baku

By Edmond Y. Azadian Extreme vetting and due diligence are standards which President Donald Trump wishes to be exercised by everybody except for himself and his family. Before him, almost every presidential candidate, and for that matter every candidate for public office, had felt duty-bound to reveal his or her own finances. Mr. Trump, however, […]

No Surprises at Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections

No Surprises at Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections

By Edmond Y. Azadian The much-anticipated parliamentary elections in Armenia were carried out on April 2 without significant deviations from the anticipated results. This was the first election since Armenia adopted of a new constitution propelling the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system. One other change resulting from this switch is that the […]

A ‘Promise’ Delivered

A ‘Promise’ Delivered

By Edmond Y. Azadian While discussing the Armenian Genocide with a close associate of Kirk Kerkorian a few years before the magnate’s death, I was told that he is not a person who deals with the past; instead, he is a man of the future. I was saddened to hear that comment, because I knew […]

Erdogan Imposes Favorite Candidate on Istanbul Patriarchate

Erdogan Imposes Favorite Candidate on Istanbul Patriarchate

By Edmond Y. Azadian Byzantine laws in Turkey have contributed to the delays and complications in the election of a new patriarch in Istanbul. For nine years, the authorities have given the runaround to the lay and spiritual leadership of the community and at every stage have further complicated the process. Archbishop Aram Ateshyan has […]

Dreams of a Free and Fair Election in Armenia

Dreams of a Free and Fair Election in Armenia

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s election campaign is running at full steam as April 2 is around the corner. There are nine alliances participating in the elections. Their slogans are out and most of the parties are promising “change.” But no one has yet revealed the direction of that “change” because based on past experience, […]

German-Turkish Row Intensifies

German-Turkish Row Intensifies

By Edmond Y. Azadian There is a morbid historic bond between Turkey and Germany. The first has Armenian blood on its hands and the second Jewish blood. In addition, Turkey received help during its killing spree from Germany, which later took the lessons to heart and enacted its own horrific crimes. There are no two […]