Author Archives: Lucine Kasbarian

15 Artsakh war myths perpetuated by mainstream media

When geopolitical power, malignant governance, military might and petroleum wealth determine the political pecking order, being a landlocked country on the right side of history is a minor detail. It is through this lens that global citizens may observe the tiny besieged Republic of Armenia fighting for its survival alone against neighboring aggressors, ISIS, civilian bombings, foreign actors provoking instability in a bid for regional dominance, and world powers which gang up like hyenas before an uncaring world. Continue reading

Spike in boycotts of Turkish goods and services; consumers cite warmongering as cause

Six days into the renewed attacks by the Azerbaijan-Turkey-Israeli axis on Armenia and Artsakh, many countries have come forward to denounce the warmongers. Continue reading

Renewed Azerbaijani attacks seek to destabilize Caucasus region and deprive Armenians of right to live on their own lands

Repelling foreign invaders has been the single most recurring event throughout all of Armenian history. This year is no different. Continue reading

A David and Goliath story in Iraq

An interview with filmmaker David Ritter

The Iraqi village of Havresc (originally called “Hay Vrej,” the Armenian words for “revenge through survival”) was once populated with Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants. Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy’s austerity lessons

TEANECK, N.J.—The damage incurred by Hurricane Sandy—the largest Atlantic super-storm on record—is second only to New Orleans’ Hurricane Katrina in terms of magnitude and cost. Occurring just before Halloween and dubbed “Frankenstorm,” Sandy demolished coastal communities in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Continue reading