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Open letter: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D. (hc) January 20, 2021 Dear Mr. President, a heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration. Today as Americans, we celebrate our democracy and the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the other. While Americans remain very divided on their political views, I hope and pray that constitutionally they are gratified […]

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Ethics Frank V. Zerunyan Governance

Tolerate or not to tolerate, that is the question

Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D. (hc) January 6, 2021, was Epiphany on the Christian religious calendar. For Armenians around the globe, also known as Christmas. Unfortunately, however, it was also a day of utmost disappointment and outrage for this American Armenian lawyer, who values the rule of law, tolerance, freedom, and democracy. Someone uprooted from […]

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“Never Again!” A call to complete and effective action

Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D. (hc) A New Year is the perfect time to focus on what is essential. “Never Again” is not just a slogan but a call to action, more so today than ever for Armenians worldwide. Armenia and Armenians must unite on a national strategy to preserve their identity, culture, and faith. […]

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Time to Govern and Strategize for a better Armenia and Artsakh.

Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D. (hc) The cease-fire in the Caucasus is not a recipe for long-lasting peace. If history taught us anything, the cease-fire of 1994 gave Azerbaijan 26 years to regroup, learn, organize, and strategize. Armenia and Artsakh do not have the same 26 years’ luxury, but only five years to accomplish the […]

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Ethics Frank V. Zerunyan Governance Leadership

The Perfect Storm Devoured Artsakh

Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D. (hc) In the policy world, we often mention the importance of a “perfect storm.” The alignment of various interests and actors to create or change policy.  In my previous article, I highlighted “Russia’s betrayal of Armenia, her ally,” and the silence from the EU, which left “Armenia to fend for […]