stop twisting History for your propaganda!!

Recently, I read this article off of the francophone Azerbaijani press, which a friend, equally disgusted by its language, had sent me. Its goal, like everything else Azerbaijan has publicly published in France, was to 1. thank Macron for his little speech to the Armenia Fund’s France branch and 2. compare Nagorno Karabakh* with Alsace-Lorraine….

Peace, one of a kind.

These empty streets you see are not what I see. But what is History? What is a people? And what, I ask you, is a state? Empty streets are just an illusion. In peace, it is early. In war, it is danger. What History has told us is always the truth. Sometimes, it is but…

Artsakh, or a right to self determination.

On Sunday, 27 September 2020, one state attacked a self determined state. To this day, it has now also attacked its neighbor to the west, in addition to surveillance. In July 2020, that same state attacked that same neighboring state to the west. By the end of the first week of bombings, reports from experts,…

8 clippings of news

This week in the news. We wrote a piece like this a few years ago. We’re going to try it out. This past year is an extraordinary year, not necessarily in a positive way. We’ve already discussed certain events. These past few weeks though have been charged with tension, emotions, and craziness. 1. Turkey’s Erdogan…

In memoriam (or partial travel diary).

In 2018, several weeks after I came back to France from the UK, a little shaken up because I no longer have a permanent home in the world, I awoke one sunny morning from a not-so-lucid dream with a weird sensation and one word. Armenia. A couple of emails, a long conversation, lots of patience,…

Histoires de chats…. …..

The cultural element of traveling in different countries are the people. The fun element though? Cats. Yes, you read correctly. Cats. Cats are interesting citizens. They roam in the streets. They set their territory boundaries. They are curious little beings, especially when we are near them. In Lebanon, I found a few cats hanging out…

Are You Spiritual?

Heyyy!!! We’re back!! We haven’t been around for a while with the photo blogs.. We are truly sorry for this. So this week is a special week: Holy Week for the Christians and soon, Passover for the Jewish community. Don’t worry, this is not religious but spiritual symbolism is all around us. The structures also…

Armenia: a Small State in Four Points

Originally posted on Perspectives on Policy & Politics:
by BĂ©atrice Chahine The first blog in the series of the small states introduced the concept and mapped the theoretical discussions around it. This blog discusses Armenia as a small state. Armenia is situated in a unique multipolar, multicultural, geopolitical and geostrategic location. It has a homogenous…