THE UNO, THE EU ABOUT DAESH
by Thierry Meyssan
Intergovernmental organisations are supposed to unite the efforts of member-states in order to achieve results that they could not manage alone. We might therefore conclude that the UNO and the EU are coordinating the fight against Daesh. Instead of which, these two organisations are hindering the forces on the ground and masking state support for international terrorism.
ANOTHER SEASONED U.S. DIPLOMAT HOUNDED OUT OF OFFICE
By Harut Sassounian
The headline of the May 17 opinion column by David Ignatius in The Washington Post -- “When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs” -- triggered unhappy recollections of the forced resignation of John Evans, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, for daring to speak about the Armenian Genocide, as described in his recently published book, “Truth Held Hostage: America and the Armenian Genocide -- What then? What now?”
THE TECHNIQUES OF MODERN MILITARY PROPAGANDA
by Thierry Meyssan
Propaganda is as old as human society. However, it developed considerably during the age of mass society, and now follows strict rules. Thierry Meyssan looks at the history and the principles of the science of lying.
AFTER POLITICAL SHAKE-UP, IS TURKEY HEADING FOR ECONOMIC CRISIS?
By Kerim Karakaya
As Turkish markets shook after the May 5 announcement of Ahmet Davutoglu's resignation as prime minister, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came out with his typical defiant tone when he said, "There are those who pray for an economic crisis. Those who dream of adding to their wealth [in an economic crisis] won't be able to do so."
ERDOGAN VS. GULEN IN TEXAS COURTS: BATTLE OF TWO TURKISH POWERHOUSES
By Harut Sassounian
A decade ago, two Turkish Islamist leaders -- Recep Erdogan (now President) and prominent Sunni cleric Fethullah Gulen -- were the best of friends. Their common enemy was the Turkish military. But as Erdogan solidified his dictatorial rule by castrating the generals, he turned against his old ally, Gulen, to monopolize his grip on power. Erdogan purged and jailed hundreds of Gulen followers: journalists, judges, police, and state officials.
CHRONICLE OF TERRORISM
The Western Press does not have anything to say about terrorism in Syria. These acts are perpetrated by groups of foreign combatants, supported by a few Syrian collaborators, and armed and funded by Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, the United States, France, Israël, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Turkey. Here is a list of the terrorist attacks of which Syrian civilians have been victims since the start of the year.
INTERNET IN ARMENIA AND NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Many developing countries have achieved steady growth in internet usage in recent years by successfully expanding coverage services and lowering access price. As the world forges ahead into the digital economy through the pervasive diffusion of smart-phones, the internet, and broadband, it is imperative that the developing countries work on removing barriers for development of an open as well as competitive internet system.
TURKISH DENIALIST HELPS PUBLICIZE TRUTH ABOUT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
By Harut Sassounian
Ergun Kirlikovali, a resident of Orange County, California, and former president of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, has carried out a life-long Don Quixotic battle against recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Unfortunately for him, the more he denies the Genocide, the more he helps publicize it.
TWO NEW CHEMICAL ELEMENT IN THE PERIODIC TABLE WILL BE NAMED IN HONOR OF THE MOSCOW REGION AND ACADEMICIAN YURI HOVHANNISYAN
International Union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC) announced on introduction of four new chemical elements in the periodic table. Two of them will be named in honor of the U.S. state of Tennessee and Japan, and two more got their names because of the scientific Institute in Dubna near Moscow and a scientist of Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Oganessian.
THE FRENCH-ARMENIAN BUSINESS SOCIETY
The French-Armenian Business Society is organizing the Armenian-International Business Forum in Paris, on October 15, 2016, at the Napoleon hall of the Westin Paris-Vendôme hotel.
VATICAN REVEALS UNPUBLISHED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DOCUMENTS FROM ITS SECRET ARCHIVES
The chilling testimonies will be published in a book. The news came during the presentation of the “Lux Arcana” exhibition which will display the treasures of one of the world’s oldest archives.
A NEW SYSTEM FOR MANIPULATING INFORMATION IS CREATED
President Obama has decided to replace the «Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications», created in 2011, by a «Global Engagement Center». To that end, on the 14th March 2016, he signed a secret decree – but a copy is already in circulation (see document below).
THE WPF PRESIDENCY ON THE ESCALATION IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH
The Presidency of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” deplores that the cease-fire between the parties of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the Southern Caucasus has been seriously violated once more. It is the deep conviction of the members of the WPF Presidency – Founding President Vladimir Yakunin, Professor at Notre Dame University Fred Dallmayr, former Austrian Federal Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer and former Secretary General of the Council of Europe Walter Schwimmer – that there is no military solution for the more than 25 years old conflict.
THINK TANKS IN CIS COUNTRIES AND GEORGIA
The report titled “Think Tanks in CIS Countries and Georgia: Structure, Objectives and Main Development Trends” was included in the Issue 1 for 2016 of the National Strategy Issues scientific journal published by Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS).
A EUROPE OF DIASPORAS CONFERENCE
On May 2, the European Parliament will host a conference entitled "A Europe of Diasporas". This conference concludes a year of exchange and coalition-building between organizations, academics and activists connected with the Jewish, Roma, Armenian and Assyrian diasporas in Europe.
TRAINING COURSE “NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES”
A three-day course titled “National Security Issues” within the second phase of the Program for Organization of Educational Projects and Courses was held of May 30-31 and June 1, 2016 in Noravank Foundation.
TECHNOLOGIES AND SECURITY
A conference titled “Technologies and Security” was organized at the Noravank Foundation on May 24, 2016. The conference was attended by experts of Noravank Foundation, representatives of Armenian academic circles (in particular, Levon Tavadyan, Director, Institute for Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and Hrant Matevosyan, Academician-Secretary of NAS RA), specialists in security and technologies.
PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
Panel session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on May 2, 2016. The agenda included the following issues: expanding the membership of the Research Council and the Foundation’s consultants, the discussion of David Sargsyan’s PhD thesis “The leading domestic and foreign mass media in the discourse of the RoA geopolitical orientation (2011-2015”, the program for the second phase of 2016 Noravank Readings planned under the educational programs of the Noravank Foundation, other ongoing matters.
THE ESTABLISHMENT PROCESS OF THINK TANKS IN ARMENIA
A seminar titled The Establishment Process of Think Tanks in Armenia took place at Noravank Foundation on April 20, 2016. The keynote speaker, V. Atoyan, Deputy Director of Noravank Foundation, first talked about the trends in science observed since Armenia’s declaration of independence, and analyzed the main reasons thereof.