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Planning Artsakh Civil Protection

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Planning Artsakh Civil Protection

 Z. S. Andrew Demirdjian, Ph.D., Los Angeles, 25 June 2016
A combination of events in recent years has brought to the fore the issue of civil defense or protection for Artsakh. Azerbaijan's constant violation of the 1994 ceasefire and the vulnerability of the Armenian villages along the line of contact are causing consternation to the Armenian people everywhere. Since the Four-Day War of April 2-5, civil defense has been the object of much concern, speculation, and controversy. There has been much talk of an upcoming full-court war as a result of Azeri aggression. A lot of resentment has been expressed toward the Armenian government’s complacency and lack of intelligence and vigilance, but nothing on the lack of civil protection planning of the government or the civil authorities.  ....Read more >>
Combating Corruption on Day One
 Z. S. Andrew Demirdjian, Ph.D., Los Angeles, 29 May 2016
During a seminar in Yerevan on May 13, 2016 Piotr Switalski, head of European Union (EU) delegation, complained about the lack of visible results of anti-corruption initiatives that had been promised by the government of Armenia. He stated that the EU would be willing to provide $17 million in additional funds if the Armenian government came up with ways to tackle widespread corruption in the country. Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian, excited by the challenge, announced that the government is open to anti-corruption proposals from the opposition, from activists and from ordinary citizens.

Armenians are only too aware of the corruption that has penetrated most facets of Armenia’s life—government, business, and private. Some Armenians in the country and in the Diaspora also believe that the Armenian response to the Azeri early April attack could have been more robust had Armenia’s social fabric not been weakened by widespread corruption. It’s the enemy inside which is threatening Armenia as much as the outside aggressor. ....Read more >>
Talking about the popular “Golden Boy”, director Rouben Mamoulian said: “I found the subject of “Golden Boy” in a news-clipping, and I decided to get William Saroyan to do it. He hated the studio and gave up. Then someone did another script, but we couldn’t find a star. Finally we go William Holden and Clifford Odets and the whole thing worked out as a good film in a minor key.” Holden, who was unknown until then, became a star thanks to the movie.. See More
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