With each passing day, the Armenian-American community is getting increasingly disappointed with Pres. Joe Biden’s anti-Armenian actions. He has done more harm than good to Armenia’s interests. Last year, 24 hours before acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, Pres. Biden waived Section 907 of the U.S. Freedom Support Act, thus allowing the...
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Washington-based International Republican Institute’s public opinion poll, conducted November 22-December 5, 2021, measured the Armenian population’s views on political, economic, and security issues. The survey was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The poll revealed a key finding: 46% of the population...
By Harut Sassounianشش Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com I will attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis of the upcoming “Armenia-Turkey normalization talks” on January 14, 2022 in Moscow. Armenia may be bungling these negotiations once again! -- To begin with, Armenia does not need to negotiate with Turkey to have the border opened....
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com There might be heads of state who have sued their own governments after they were overthrown or their possessions confiscated, but, I am not aware of any leader in office who continued his pending lawsuit against his own country in a foreign court. We...
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Armenian government must take two important steps prior to opening the border with Turkey: 1) Forbid Turkish citizens from buying real estate in Armenia; and 2) Place tariffs on the import of products from Turkey. Obviously, Turkish citizens do not have to cross the...
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com I woke up Sunday morning to the shocking, yet not unexpected, news that the President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, announced his resignation while abroad, most probably London, after nearly four years in office. The President is someone I have known for 30 years. He is...
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Last week, we were all shocked by the news that Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) arrested 19 members of the Armenian military on spying charges for Azerbaijan. The NSS accused the arrested 19 Armenian soldiers of having transferred classified military secrets to Azerbaijan in return...
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com It is simply amazing that every time Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan opens his mouth, he makes a new and bigger blunder. To be convinced of this, all one has to do is follow his speeches, press conferences, contradictory statements in the Armenian Parliament, Facebook...
ver the past several months, the Foreign Policy has published two articles, first one by Shella Paylan on allegations of wars crimes by Azerbaijan and later a second by Simon Maghakyan on whether Azerbaijan’s “cultural desecration is racial discrimination,” about recent developments in the ongoing “lawfare” between Armenia and...
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan said on Friday that Ambassador Lynne Tracy met with Armenian opposition lawmakers earlier this week to “hear their concerns regarding recent judicial and political developments.” “The Ambassador stressed U.S. support for Armenia’s democratic trajectory,” the embassy wrote on Twitter. It did not name the deputies who...