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27.07.2016 WHICH VP CANDIDATE HAS A BETTER RECORD ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION?
By Harut Sassounian
Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have selected their vice presidential candidates, Armenian Democrats are claiming that Sen. Tim Kaine has the better record on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, while Republican Armenians are insisting that Gov. Mike Pence is the clear-cut favorite on this issue. The more important question is: does it really matter?

20.07.2016 TURKISH COUP D’ÉTAT STILL IN PROGRESS: CONFLICT KEEPS TURKEY IN TURMOIL
By Harut Sassounian
Most Armenians became ecstatic last Friday upon hearing that a military coup was in progress to topple Turkey’s President Erdogan. Even I was caught up in a momentary euphoria, until I recalled that while Erdogan is a fascist leader, the Turkish military is far worse! During the past four military coups d’état in Turkey -- 1960, 1971, 1980 and 1997 -- when generals shot their way to power, wholesale jailing, torture, and killings ensued.

06.07.2016 EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF TURKEY’S TROUBLES WITH TRUMP
By Harut Sassounian
The Republican and Democratic Parties will be holding their conventions later this month to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively as their presidential nominees. For loyal party members, the choice is very clear: vote for your party’s candidate. Yet, millions of other voters have a more difficult task in making up their minds. Unhappy with both major parties, some are contemplating to vote for an independent candidate, while others are considering to sit out the election altogether.

04.07.2016 THE BREXIT RESHUFFLES WORLD GEOPOLITICS
by Thierry Meyssan
While the world Press is searching for ways to re-start the reconstruction of Europe, still without Russia and now without the United Kingdom, Thierry Meyssan considers that nothing can now prevent the collapse of the system. However, he points out, what is at stake is not the European Union itself, but the institutions which enable the domination of the world by the United States, and the integrity of the United States themselves.

07.06.2016 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.

02.06.2016 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?”

31.05.2016 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.

30.05.2016 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."

Facts and Events

10.06.2016 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.

18.05.2016 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.

17.05.2016 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.

05.04.2016 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).

04.04.2016 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.

17.03.2016 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).

16.03.2016 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.

Seminars and meetings

27.07.2016 NEW METHODS OF INFORMATION INFLUENCE (ON THE EXAMPLE OF POST-SOVIET COUNTRIES)
NEW METHODS OF INFORMATION INFLUENCE (ON THE EXAMPLE OF POST-SOVIET COUNTRIES) A conference titled New Methods of Information Influence (on the Example of Post-Soviet Countries) was held at the Noravank Foundation. The event was attended by the Foundation’s experts, area specialists, representatives of public/political circles, and journalists.

18.07.2016 PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL Panel session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on July 12, 2016. The agenda included changes in the Council membership, 2016 semiannual reports of the Foundation’s Centers, Research Council and the Program for Ensuring the Activities.

06.07.2016 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION On July 1, 2016 a meeting took place at the Noravank Foundation with the delegation of China Institute of International Studies of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was headed by Mr. Su Ge, President of the Institute. The delegation also included Dr. Chen Yurong, Director of Department for European-Central Asian Studies, and Dr. Bai Lianlei, Research Fellow in the Department for European-Central Asian Studies.

29.06.2016 THE NORTH-SOUTH AXIS: CURRENT STATUS AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS OF ARMENIA-RUSSIA-IRAN COOPERATION
THE NORTH-SOUTH AXIS: CURRENT STATUS AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS OF ARMENIA-RUSSIA-IRAN COOPERATION A conference titled The North-South Axis: Current Status and Development Prospects of Armenia-Russia-Iran Cooperation was held at Noravank Foundation on June 27, 2016.