Monthly Archives: June 2012

Calming the Roiling Caucasus

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia this week is timely. The Caucasus holds risks of confrontation that could affect American and European interests, and it requires regular and high-level attention. Terrorism and insurgency are spreading in Russia’s North Caucasus region. Russian military occupation of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and adjacent areas […]

Ottoman Destruction of Three Christian Communities a Homogenization Process

(AINA) — AINA interviews Ara Sarafian, the founder of the Gomidas Institute (London), an organization promoting and disseminating research and scholarship on modern Armenian studies. In 2000 Sarafian edited and published The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-1916 (known as the Blue Book), an extensive collection of primary-source documents concerning the Armenian, Assyrian […]

New Book Examines Roots of Jewish Anti-Genocide Lobby

Book traces forced Turkification of Jews, their fight against Anti-Semitism, and Turkish-Jewish Leadership Lobbying against Recognition of Armenian Genocide TORONTO—The Zoryan Institute is proud to announce the translation and publication of a new book by noted author Rifat Bali, Model Citizens of the State: The Jews of Turkey during the Multi-Party Period (Fairleigh Dickinson University […]

Armenian Assassin’s Parole Pushed as Issue in D.A. Race

The case of Hampig Sassounian has been a cause celebre within the local Armenian community for nearly 30 years. In 1982, Sassounian and an accomplice assassinated the Turkish consul general, in an act of revenge for the Armenian genocide. Sassounian was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. But ever since, a dedicated […]

Will Armenia be able to integrate into European free trade zone bypassing Russia?

Armenia is intensifying its economic ties with Europe and intends to hold the first round of negotiations with the European Union on a free trade agreement on June 19-20 in Brussels, said Armenia’s Deputy Economy Minister Garegin Melkonyan this week. The Armenian government official noted that earlier a meeting of the subcommittee on Armenia-EU trade […]

Armenian wine and brandy market prospects

After mining products, alcohol (brandy for the most part) stably occupies second place in the structure of Armenian exports. However, after the 2008 economic crisis the volume of alcohol exports dropped considerably, although 2011-2012 saw a tendency towards expansion of this sector of production and export. However, due to global market trends, several sectors of […]