THE MAIN DIRECTIONS OF ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTERS FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES IN THE USA
Till mid-20th century Armenian Studies in America were developed by individuals and there were no organizations in this area. However, certain things had been done that prepared ground for future establishment of centers for Armenian Studies.
PROBLEMS OF THE CENTERS FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES AND THE WAYS OF THEIR SOLUTION
Arestakes Simavoryan, Vahram Hovyan
Today the centers for Armenian Studies abroad face very serious problems and challenges, which not only hamper their normal activities, but pose threats to their very existence. These problems include lack of finance, specialists, research and educational materials and uncoordinated activities.
HOW OLD IS THE AZERBAIJANI NATION: ONCE AGAIN ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF ABSHERON MUSLIMS
Modern Azerbaijan, akin to “caviar diplomacy” also develops “caviar science” not only in Azerbaijan, but also by ordering “research” in foreign countries that present the current territory of Azerbaijan, as well as Artsakh, Zangezur and Yerevan as millennia-old Azeri homeland. Baku post factum declares the Christian monuments on these territories or other Armenian settlements as Caucasian Albanian. Even if those were Albanian, Azerbaijan has no priority over Armenia to claim heritage of the historically Christian territories of Caucasian Albania.
THE COVERAGE OF ARMENIA’S INTEGRATION PROCESSES IN DIASPORA MEDIA IN JANUARY-OCTOBER 2014
Diana Galstyan, Lilit Hakobyan
With an objective to uncover the discourse trends of Diaspora’s media on Republic of Armenia’s (RoA) integration policies, a qualitative analysis of thematic articles published in January-October, 2014 in 18 Diaspora mass media was conducted.
NATO: DANGER TO WORLD PEACE
By Immanuel Wallerstein
The official mythology is that between 1945 (or 1946) and 1989 (or 1991), the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) confronted each other continuously – politically, militarily, and above all ideologically. This was called the “cold war.” If it was a war, the word to underline is “cold” since the two powers never engaged in any direct military action against each other throughout the entire period.
ABOUT THE SELF-ORGANIZATION PROBLEMS OF DIASPORA
In self-organizing the Diaspora the organizational entities are of vital importance, as they act as a live organism through which Diaspora carries out its activities. In this respect, it appears important to form a pan-national organization as an institution for self-organizing the entire Diaspora, which would be unlike the community structures that are institutions for self-organization of specific communities in Diaspora.
THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ON TORTURE CONFIRMS THAT AL QAEDA WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11
by Thierry Meyssan
Publicly released excerpts of the report of the Senate Committee on the CIA’s secret torture program reveal a vast criminal organization. Thierry Meyssan has read for you the 525 pages of this document. He found evidence of what he has been saying for years.
DISCUSSION OF ARMENIA’S GEOPOLITICAL STANDPOINTS IN DIASPORA
In the recent years the Republic of Armenia (RoA) has been involved in geopolitical integration processes. Since 2010 the RoA was involved in the negotiation process for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU, while in 2013 the RoA president announced about Armenia’s readiness to join the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus (and in future also the Eurasian Union).
VIEWING RUSSIA FROM THE INSIDE
By George Friedman
Last week I flew into Moscow, arriving at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. It gets dark in Moscow around that time, and the sun doesn't rise until about 10 a.m. at this time of the year — the so-called Black Days versus White Nights. For anyone used to life closer to the equator, this is unsettling. It is the first sign that you are not only in a foreign country, which I am used to, but also in a foreign environment.
APEC SUMMIT SHOWED THAT THE AGE OF ASIA HAS ARRIVED
Sergey Grinyaev, General Director of independent NGO Centre of Strategic Estimations and Forecasts commented on the APEC summit held in the Chinese capital during an interview with Pravda.Ru reporter.
EEU AND ARMENIA
(Possible Scenarios and Mythologems)
The Republic of Armenia (RoA) membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is a large-scale strategic process that relates to almost all areas of our society’s daily activities. Hence, it has to be stated that any claims that EEU is purely an economic union are groundless and the events in Ukraine make this evident. In the context of the Eurasian integration process we shall attempt to briefly present some considerations that are related to the military, political and information security areas of the Third Republic of Armenia.
FROM DA TO NYET: HOW U.S. DIPLOMACY HELPED TRANSFORM RUSSIA FROM POTENTIAL ALLY INTO STRATEGIC ADVERSARY
The intense diplomatic activity that accompanies the end of a major international war has two broad objectives: first, for the winners, maximizing their gains and, for the losers, minimizing their losses; second, creating a new and more stable international system so that a renewal of the carnage the participants have just endured is less likely. The Thirty Years’ War, the War of the Spanish Succession, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and World Wars I and II all either followed or produced a breakdown of the old system.
CENSORSHIP ALERT: THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA GETTING HARASSED BY THE NSA
Author: Christof Lehmann
Google’s Safe Browsing List that blocks websites and flags them as containing malware is increasingly used as mechanism for the censoring of independent media and the falsification of history. It is an alarming development that, left unchallenged, puts the survival of any independent newspaper, blog, TV or radio station at risk.
WHY UKRAINE MUST BARGAIN FOR PEACE WITH RUSSIA
By Samuel Charap
The "let's make a deal" moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine.
RETHINKING THE COST OF WESTERN INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE
By Katrina vanden Heuvel
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, recently cautioned Americans against intervention fatigue: “I think there is too much of ‘Oh, look, this is what intervention has wrought’ . . . one has to be careful about overdrawing lessons.” Say what?
SENSITIVITY THRESHOLDS OF COUNTRIES WITH TRANSITIONAL ECONOMIES: THE CASE OF ARMENIA
Ashot A. Tavadyan
The analysis of sensitivity thresholds of economy enables to identify the critical characteristics of key economic processes of transition from quantity to a new economic quality. The complex investigation of sensitivity thresholds of economy conduces to the identification of their interrelations. Since uncertainty intervals are present in economy, it is possible to present only the interval forecast of sensitivity thresholds.
CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The Christian presence in the Middle East has created, throughout centuries, a unique phenomenon which grew on the margins of non-Christian States and among them. It is worth mentioning that the Christian presence was neither incidental nor recent, for its roots date back to the time before Islam had appeared as a religion which later became a vastly expanded State.
HISTORICAL TRUTH AGAINST TURKISH AND AZERBAIJANI FALSIFICATIONS IN INFORMATION WARFARE
Eduard L. Danielyan
More than five millennia-old ethno-spiritual, political and cultural roots of the Armenian statehood in the Armenian Highland are attested to by the archaeological and architectural monuments, petroglyphs, cuneiform, ancient and medieval written and other historic sources. Historical truth is the backbone and informational defensive shield of the national security of Armenia.
CRIMEA IS JUST ONE EPISODE IN RUSSIA’S LONG GAME IN POST-SOVIET EURASIA
Anyone with good knowledge of post-Soviet neighborhood and time to think things through should have guessed that Russia would have acted to prevent the interim government of Ukraine from decisively anchoring their country to the West.
CORRUPTION VS. CHRISTIAN ETHICS
This article is an integral part of a larger inquiry on the subject drawing on the related fields of knowledge without which it is impossible to identify the ongoing problematics and unknot its intertwined intricacy. However, it tends to dwell more on the two basic issues underlying the subject matter.
THE ARMENIAN STUDIES IN MODERN IRAN
Currently there are three centers of Armenian Studies in Iran, two of which are located in Tehran and one in Isfahan. All three centers are university departments. One of such centers in Tehran is the Chair of Armenian Studies at the University of Tehran, and the other one is the Department of Armenian Language and Literature at the Islamic Azad University of Tehran. The third center is the Isfahan University’s Armenian Studies Department.
MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with representatives of the Armenian Evangelical Church and the management of Noravank Foundation took place on January 26, 2015.
MATTERS OF INFORMATION POLICY
A round table discussion with participation of politicians, public figures, scientists and experts of analytical centers took place at the Noravank Foundation on December 23, 2014.
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION AND PRESENTATION OF E.A. GHAZARYAN’S BOOK “THE COLONEL AND HIS TIME”
The Second Annual Conference of the Eurasian Expert Club and a round table discussion on Topical Issues of Eurasian Integration took place at the Noravank Foundation on December 18, 2014. A book authored by E.A. Ghazaryan The Colonel and His Time was also presented in the course of the session.
ARMENIA AND EAU: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
A round table discussion was organized at the Noravank Foundation on November 14, 2014 with participation of politicians, public activists, scientists and researchers from analytical centers.
THE EURASIAN PROSPECTS OF ARMENIA: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES
The Eurasian Prospects of Armenia: Regional and Global Challenges conference took place at the Noravank Foundation on November 14, 2014.
MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Jean-Varoujan Sirapian, Founding President, Institut Tchobanian (the Chobanian Institute) of Paris, took place in the Noravank Foundation on November 7, 2014.
THE ASUE AMBERD RESEARCH CENTER AND THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION ARE PARTNERS
The Amberd Research Center of the Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE) and the Noravank Scientific Educational Foundation are partners.
PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
A session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on November 5, 2014. The agenda included the issue of systemizing the accumulated data and developing the databases.
MISTAKES OF THE PAST, PERSPECTIVES OF THE FUTURE
A round table discussion titled “Mistakes of the Past, perspectives of the Future” took place on October 29, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation. It was organized jointly by Noravank Foundation and National Congress of Western Armenians (NCWA). The round table was dedicated to Armenian-Kurdish relations and their historical roots, modern realities, regional developments, prevention of genocides and other issues.
A MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Vasilije Mančić, President, International Forum for Cultural, Scientific, Geopolitical and Economic Cooperation (Serbia), and Vladimir Rogov, Leader of Slavic Guard (Ukraine) took place on October 22, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation.
A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS
A round table discussion devoted to demographic problems was held on October 22, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation.
POLITICS OF MEMORY IN THE POST-SOVIET REPUBLICS
An international seminar titled Politics of Memory in the Post-Soviet Republics was held at the Noravank Foundation on October 16, 2014. During the seminar presentations were by delivered historians specializing in 20th century, including Alexander Matinchenko (Ukraine), Alexey Bratochkin (Belarus), Rasa Čepaitienė (Lithuania) and Alex Voronovich (Hungary).
MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Yiannos Charalambides, Doctor of International Relations and European Studies (Cyprus) took place at the Noravank Foundation on October 9, 2014.
MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
On October 7 the Noravank Foundation hosted a meeting with participation of Rev. Dr Paul Haidostian, President of the Haigazian University in Beirut, Dr. Antranik Dakessian Director of Haigazian University Armenian Diaspora Research Center and Rev. Serop Megerditchian, Pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church of Aleppo-Syria.
MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga, Senior Fellow, Russian Department of the Centre for Eastern Studies (Poland) took place at the Noravank Foundation on September 26, 2014.
MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Krzysztof Szczepanik, President of the European Foundation for Studies of the post-Soviet States (Poland) took place on September 23, 2014 in the Noravank Foundation.
ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST: PROSPECTS AND STRATEGY
Rev. Dr Paul Haidostian, President of the Haigazian University in Beirut, visited Noravank Foundation on September 18, 2014. During the meeting the prospects of cooperation between Noravank Foundation and Haigazian University were discussed.
TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION
Round table discussions on Topical Issues of Eurasian Integration took place at the Noravank Foundation on September 18, 2014 with participation of Alexander Sytin, leading researcher of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), doctor of historic science and Alexander Shpakovski, manager of the analytical project Citadel (Republic of Belarus).
A MEETING WITH MR.WILLIAM LAHUE
A meeting with Mr.William Lahue, NATO/PFP Liaison Officer in South Caucasus, took place at Noravank Foundation on September 17, 2014.