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The ignored but never forgotten Armenian Genocide
April 24, 2021, will be the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  Do the right thing On inauguration day, January 20, 2021, I wrote and published an open letter to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. congratulating him for his service to our nation and wishing him success. I also took the opportunity to remind him of his lifelong…
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Open letter: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Dear Mr. President, a heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration. Today as Americans, we celebrate our democracy and the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the other. While Americans remain very divided on their political views, I hope and pray that constitutionally they are gratified today in seeing you assume this responsibility for all…
A proud father with his daughter who is also a lawyer.
Tolerate or not to tolerate, that is the question
January 6, 2021, was Epiphany on the Christian religious calendar. For Armenians around the globe, also known as Christmas. Unfortunately, however, it was also a day of utmost disappointment and outrage for this American Armenian lawyer, who values the rule of law, tolerance, freedom, and democracy. Someone uprooted from his ancestral land based on intolerance…
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The Perfect Storm Devoured Artsakh
In the policy world, we often mention the importance of a "perfect storm." The alignment of various interests and actors to create or change policy.  In my previous article, I highlighted "Russia's betrayal of Armenia, her ally," and the silence from the EU, which left "Armenia to fend for herself against Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, and…
Charles Aznavour
A solemn week as we bury our heroes and remember
In my article next week, I will discuss Russia's brutal and opportunistic lesson in the Caucasus. Russia's betrayal of Armenia, her ally, is consistent with what Russia did in Georgia and Ukraine. I will also explore why the EU left Armenia to fend for herself against Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, and mercenaries collected from Syria and…
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Time to reflect on Artsakh and Fight on!
This week's article on my Faculty Blog page was going to be on the era of peace and justice under President Woodrow Wilson and the importance of self-determination for nations. However, yesterday's events made me change course to express my pain and the pain of our students of Armenian heritage at USC. After six weeks…