Harut Sassounian is an Armenian-American writer, public activist and publisher of The California Courier which is known for Sassounian's weekly opinion column.
October 03, 2013
Here are some thoughts regarding recent noteworthy news items:
Prominent Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos, during his appearance on CNN last week, chided the United States for its double standard…››
September 17, 2013
With the approaching Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, there has been growing public interest in taking legal action against Turkey in international courts.
One of the leading experts in this…››
September 11, 2013
Ever since Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi was removed from office, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been harshly critical of the new government, strongly advocating his fellow Islamist Morsi's…››
May 23, 2013
In a welcome move, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a resolution that advocates a new approach for the pursuit of Armenian rights in Congress, going…››
April 09, 2013
The Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul upset many Armenians in Turkey and around the world when it failed to send a clergyman to the recently renovated Saint Guiragos Church in Dikranagerd…››
March 20, 2013
Shortly after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis I, Armenian and Turkish media outlets rushed to inform their audiences that the Argentinean Archbishop had acknowledged the Armenian Genocide on…››
March 06, 2013
The Voice of Armenians TV in New York (VOATV NY) held its second annual fundraising banquet on March 2, at The Palisadium in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. On this auspicious…››
February 26, 2013
While Armenia is grappling with the fallout from the February 18 presidential voting and trying to accommodate a newly energized opposition, its two hostile neighbors, Azerbaijan and Turkey, are entangled…››
February 19, 2013
Money may help solve some problems, but does not solve them all. And sometimes it backfires!
Azerbaijan is the perfect example of a filthy rich country using its billions of…››
February 06, 2013
Some weeks ago, when Sen. John Kerry's name was first mentioned as a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I cautioned Armenians not to get overly excited just…››
January 29, 2013
It is no secret that Armenian communities around the world are busy planning scores of projects for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2015.
January 15, 2013
Most political observers predict a contentious hearing in the Armed Services Committee and later in the full Senate on the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Pres. Obama’s nominee as…››
January 08, 2013
While political leaders often exaggerate their achievements and brag a bout the superiority of their nation, such claims become absurd if they are far removed from reality and border on…››
December 25, 2012
In keeping with the holiday spirit, my last column of the year is devoted to a light-hearted topic!In a story titled: "Imported Cattle no Bovine Boon for Azerbaijan," Seadet Akifqizi…››
December 12, 2012
If it were possible to clone prominent Turkish commentator Orhan Kemal Cengiz and make multiple copies of his kind heart and righteous conscience, the Turkish government would then be able…››
December 04, 2012
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Karabagh (Artsakh) should not give free license to anyone to make racist and insulting statements about people on the other side of the…››
November 27, 2012
A few thoughts may be in order on the occasion of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's 20th anniversary and its 15th annual telethon. The intent is not to intrude into the Fund's…››
November 20, 2012
A funny thing happened to the Consul General of Azerbaijan on his way to make an audio-visual presentation at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council last week.
Consul General Nasimi…››
November 13, 2012
After long months of hectic campaigning, a constant barrage of e-mails and ads, and billions of dollars spent by the candidates and their supporters, the US presidential and congressional elections…››
November 06, 2012
For almost two years, Armenians worldwide have followed the vicious civil war in Syria with great anxiety and concern for the safety and survival of their compatriots.
Regrettably, dozens of…››