At
the
Cross
Roads
An invitation to a dialogue
At the Crossroads
Ruben
Vardanyan
Nune
Alekyan
At the Crossroads
of history, civilizations and ideas

About the project

The discussion paper “At the Crossroads” is an invitation to a dialogue about the future of Armenia and the Armenian nation. The authors share their vision of the future, describe their own projects devoted to creating this future and seek to expand the circle of trust.

At the Crossroads

We are united by the understanding that in today’s turbulent world only those will survive who can anticipate the future and are ready to act energetically and consistently.

READERS’ OPINIONS

Shant Shekherdimian, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP 
First and foremost, I’d like to express my profound gratitude for this initiative. A small thank you for the invitation to read this document, a bigger thanks for taking the initiative to think, research, discuss, analyze, and write up all these thoughts which will undoubtedly have their lasting impact on our collective history. But the biggest thank you for not stopping at the concept development stage and actually leading by example and practicing what you preach. 
Shant Shekherdimian, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP 
Shant Shekherdimian, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP 
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles 
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READERS’ OPINIONS

Henri Arslanian
This paper not only provides a good summary of the relevant Armenian history and geopolitical considerations but also lays the foundation for a broader discussion on the future of Armenia and the Armenian nation considering the new realities of the 21th century.
Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian
President, Armenian Community of Hong Kong and China
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READERS’ OPINIONS

Vardan Harutyunyan
I read the manuscript with great interest and share most of your assessments. Even if I have any disagreements with the authors, I will refrain from expressing them: the authors are free to express their thoughts and draw conclusions based on their own research. One thing is obvious: the attitude to history in the work is pretty original. In the sections “Global Network Nation”, “Diasporan Communities”, “Ethnic Minority Within an Empire”, there are some interesting conclusions that can be considered innovations. I completely agree with the authors concerning the latter. 
Vardan Harutyunyan
Vardan Harutyunyan
Human rights activist, publicist, political prisoner of the Soviet period
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READERS’ OPINIONS

Nicholas Koumjian
I am struck by the paradox. The authors of “At the Crossroads” note that for decades Armenians feared the group would disappear through assimilation in foreign lands and, of course, thought that an independent state would alleviate that existential threat.
Nicholas Koumjian
Nicholas Koumjian
Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, United Nations 
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READERS’ OPINIONS

Sassoon Grigorian
“At the Crossroads” is a timely publication at a critical juncture in Armenia’s history.
Sassoon Grigorian
Sassoon Grigorian
Author of “Smart Nation: A Blueprint for Modern Armenia” 
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