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….

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,…

Mots sur un peuple enchantant

Between late August 2018 and mid February 2019, I had the opportunity to be in Armenia for a small research assistant position. I also had the opportunity to meet many people, both local Armenians and diaspora Armenians. Since I left, it’s held a very special place in my heart, writing-wise, research-wise, and emotionally. I will…

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 Béatrice 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…

Small State Studies: An Introduction to a Broad Research Agenda

Originally posted on Perspectives on Policy & Politics:
by Béatrice Chahine, Robert Fullam, and Jenny Paturyan “Small states studies” is a collective term, used to denote a relatively new trans-disciplinary research agenda in social sciences. It encompasses political, economic, international, security, demographic and other areas of research focusing on states considered to be “small.” Those states…

Long awaited recognition: “The Promise” to Armenians

“The Promise” is close to opening date after a huge  USA “coming out” at the Oscars in February 2017. The newest trailer came out last week and constitutes the last piece of Hollywood campaigning before the film comes out on 21 April, several days before the 102nd commemoration of the tragedy, which was the genocide…