Global ARM Expands DC Team


“Global ARM is laser-focused on advocating for deeper economic and security ties between the U.S. and Armenia,” said Timothy Jemal, President of Global ARM. “Our mission is to advocate for a free, independent and more secure future for Armenia and the Armenian people. We will combat hate, extremism and authoritarianism in the South Caucasus and seek justice for Armenians of Nagorno- Karabakh who were ethnically cleansed from their indigenous homeland by Azerbaijan’s blockade and military aggression. We are very pleased to have the McKeon Group and Plurus Strategies onboard to help achieve our objectives.”

Global ARM is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization formed in 2022. Global ARM is non-partisan and not aligned with any political party or government inside or outside of Armenia.

US Announces More than $4 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to People Affected by the Genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced more than $4.1 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh. This additional funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Nagorno-Karabakh response to nearly $28 million since 2020.

Cultural Atrocity Unfolds: Yerevan Gate Cemetery and 1838 Meghretsots Church Damaged by Azerbaijan’s Construction in Shushi

Learn More about the Destruction of Shushi Historic Yerevan Gate Cemetery

Learn More about the Damage to the 1838 Meghretsots Holy Mother of God Church

Azerbaijani Journalists Arrested Amidst Crackdown on Dissent, Accused of Being ‘U.S. Spies’ as State Media Demands Focus on Victory Over Armenia and Take-Over of Karabakh

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Azerbaijan Forces UNESCO to Scrap Nagorno-Karabakh Visit

Ethnic Armenian from Nagorno-Karabakh Captured by Azerbaijan Faces Fabricated War Crime Charges in Azerbaijan

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U.S. Congress

Senator Marco Rubio: U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Should not be Going Towards Azerbaijan, a Nation that has Brought Instability to the Region

“My Senate colleagues agree and together we passed the Armenian Protection Act. Urging my colleagues on the House to do the same,” Rubio wrote in his X account.

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World Leaders, NGOs Condemn Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh

CFTJ Report Calls on International Community to Demand Immediate Release of Unjustly Held POWs, Political Prisoners and Hostages by Azerbaijan

The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) has been documenting human rights violations and war crimes against Armenians since the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. CFTJ set up fact- finding infrastructure in the region and has been collecting first- hand testimonies from victims.

  • ​Presents a comprehensive list of Armenians who were arrested or kidnapped by Azerbaijan following the trilateral ceasefire agreement signed on November 9, 2020.
  • Urges the international community, including the U.S., to demand the immediate release of unlawfully detained POWs, political prisoners, and hostages by Azerbaijan.


See the List of NAMES & PHOTOS of the Armenian Political Prisoners, Hostages and Prisoners of War

Timeline by Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention Challenges Western ‘Surprise’ Narrative on Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention (The Lemkin Institute) created a timeline in response to Western claims of “surprise” regarding the actions Azerbaijan carried out in Nagorno- Karabakh, despite warnings of escalation from The Lemkin Institute, Genocide Watch and various other NGO’s and individuals over the years.

The Full, Interactive Timeline

Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Criticizes Use of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars in Persecution of Christians, Highlights Concerns from Armenia to Ukraine, Calls Out GOP’s Silence

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UN Special Rapporteur Advocates Concrete Actions: Accountability, Repatriation of Prisoners, Reparation for Victims of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Fabian Salvioli, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence, has unveiled the preliminary conclusions from his 10-day official visit to Armenia.

  • Expresses profound solidarity with Nagorno-Karabakh refugees.
  • Urges the international community to develop mechanisms for heritage preservation and to implement processes for searching missing persons, fact-finding, accountability, repatriation of prisoners, and victim reparation.


Preliminary Observations of the UN Special Rapporteur on Armenia Country Visit

Christian Solidarity International Urges Immediate Release of All Armenian Hostages by Azerbaijan

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Armenia Urges UN Action on Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis: Special Adviser’s Report Highlights Urgent Need for International Intervention

Armenia’s UN Representative, Mher Margaryan, sent a letter to the UN Security Council, sharing the inaugural report of Special Adviser Juan Mendez on Nagorno-Karabakh.

  • Covering events from August to October 30, 2023, the document outlines a series of grave violations of international law by Azerbaijan, including Azerbaijan’s military operation on September 19 resulted in civilian casualties, torture and the ethnic cleansing of the entire Armenian population from their ancestral land.
  • Highlights the escalating crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, particularly the alarming risk of genocide against the Armenian population.
  • Urges the global community to act promptly to safeguard the displaced population, prevent further genocidal acts, and work towards a comprehensive resolution of the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.


Letter from the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN on the Report of the First Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide Juan Mendez

Juan Mendez Preliminary Opinion on the Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Driven by Fear from Nagorno-Karabakh

‘I miss Nagorno-Karabakh so much’: The New Life of Refugees in Armenia
By Faustine Vincent

The 100,000 Armenian refugees are still in shock as they try to rebuild their lives after being forcibly deported by Azerbaijan

Before fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh, 13-year-old Natalie Musayelian
hastily gathered a handful of stones, a branch and some berries and hid them in a small chocolate box with the key to her house in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Personal Stories of Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh

Alina, a mother of 4, was forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh. Her husband is missing in action since September 19. She currently resides with her family in a room within a half-demolished library in Masis, Armenia. There is no kitchen and they cook in the hall and they share a single toilet with 30 other forcibly displaced people.

Video courtesy of Siranush Sargsyan.

ICRC: 13-Year-Old Tigran Forced to Flee Karabakh Twice – First in 2020, and Again Two Months Ago Amid Escalating Hostilities

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Armenian Ambassador in Belgium Meets with Nagorno-Karabakh Explosion Survivors Read More Here

Updates on Ongoing Efforts to Implement ICJ Order for the Rights and Return of Displaced Armenians

On October 8 that five teenagers injured in an explosion at a fuel depot in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 29 have been transferred to the U.S. and Belgium for treatment.

Testimonies From Nagorno-Karabakh the World Ignored

During Azerbaijan illegal blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh, Nora, 26-year-old refugee, was pregnant, but she miscarried due to acute stress and malnutrition. Access to health services was limited, and it took Nora over an hour and a half to walk to work.

They relied mostly on the potatoes they grew themselves. Now, Nora lives with a family member in a city called Parakar, in Armenia. Her apartment has no electricity, gas, or water. They have a small reserve of savings to buy food, but it is already running low. Nora worries for her seven- year-old brother, who has already suffered so much for someone so young:

“He needs psychological support. He cannot sleep because he still hears the bombarding.”

Explore More Testimonies Here

Photos of the week

An image capturing the arrival of refugees from Nagorno- Karabakh in Kornidzor, Armenia. This evocative photograph, now among The Times Top 100 Photos of 2023.

Photo courtesy of Nanna Heitmann

A striking image from Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter depicts Armenian priests standing before an Israeli tractor that demolished the wall of the Armenian Seminary.

Photo courtesy of Garo Nalbandian

An ethnic Armenian refugee holds the ration card they were given in Nagorno-Karabakh. The card permitted the family to buy 2 kilograms of fruit between Feb. 23 and March 7.

Photo courtesy of Elisa Bernal Arellano


Senior EU Diplomat: Brussels Seeks Concrete Steps from Baku, Beyond Statements, to Signal Azerbaijan’s Commitment to Continued Negotiations with Armenia

  • Aliyev pulled out of Granada summit in October.
  • Aliyev canceled another meeting which the EU’s Michel planned to host in Brussels in late October.
  • Azerbaijan refused to attend a meeting with Armenia at the level of foreign ministers in Washington in November.


Armenia Continues to Distance Itself from Russia: Armenian Officials to Skip CSTO Event

Armenian Parliament Speaker announced that he will not be participating in an upcoming event hosted by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). This decision aligns with Armenia’s Prime Minister and other officials who have chosen to skip the Russia-led defense bloc’s meetings taking place in Minsk, Belarus, this week.

EU Mission in Armenia Achieves Legal Standing with Signing of Status of Mission Agreement

‘We Won’t Leave’: Armenians in Jerusalem Push Back Against Armed Settlers

A controversial real estate project threatens the world’s oldest Armenian diaspora community. But they refuse to move.

Christian Solidarity International: Azerbaijan’s Propaganda is Working Overtime to Lay the Groundwork for an Attack on Armenia

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Geopolitical Strain: Rising Azerbaijani Rhetoric Fuels Concerns of Irredentism in Southern Armenia and Heightens Fears of Invasion
By Marie Dumoulin and Gustav Gressel

Increasing Azerbaijani rhetoric referring to southern Armenia as
“western Azerbaijan” has fuelled Yerevan’s concerns about
possible irredentist claims over the territory of Armenia itself. Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev regularly sends signals of his unwillingness to agree on anything in a Western-led negotiating format and has instead advocated for a settlement involving “regional actors” ie, Russia and Turkey.

Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Russia, in such a scenario, could team up in a regional format that excludes the EU and United States, in order to arm-twist Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan into concessions, including the establishment of a land ‘corridor’ – branded as the Zangezur corridor – through Armenia’s southernmost Syunik region.

However, Azerbaijan’s current military positions at Armenia’s border and the tremendous disbalance of power between the two countries has also raised the Armenian government’s fears of a possible invasion. Azerbaijan took three weeks to build up and prepare the attack in Nagorno-Karabakh, as it enjoyed military support from Turkey and Israel. It could take approximately the same time to attack the Syunik region and Azerbaijan would probably prefer to do so before winter kicks in.

MFA: Armenia Reaffirms Political will to Make Efforts Towards Normalization of Relations with Azerbaijan

On November 21 Armenia sent to the Azerbaijani side its 6th edition of the agreement on the normalization of relations.

EU Mission in Armenia Hosts Austrian Ambassador and Defense Attaché on Patrol to Jermuk

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Is BP financing Armenia’s destruction?
By Michael Rubin

Should Aliyev order an outright invasion of Armenia, the resulting disruption will likely end BP’s ability to transport its gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey. If Azerbaijan, overconfident in its gas windfall, seeks to end

the oldest Christian state completely, BP may shrug its shoulders, but it will be impossible for BP to sidestep its reputational stain. Simply put, its contract enables Azerbaijan to purchase weaponry from Israel and Turkey to pursue genocide against Armenian Christians.
BP may want to sidestep politics, but Aliyev will not give it the chance. It is time for BP to tell Aliyev: Enough is enough, BP will not be party to any dictator’s genocidal ambition.

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A Case for the EU’s Strategic Engagement in the New South Caucasus
By Ondrej Ditrych

In view of the history of recent military operations against Armenia and threats to ‘take Zangezur by force if necessary’, there remains a distinct risk that Azerbaijan may seek to occupy Syunik, Armenia.

Tensions Rise in Jerusalem as Settlers Target Armenians
By Catherine Philp

Christians in the Old City are now living in fear of ethnic cleansing.

With international attention focused on the bombardment of Gaza and on settler attacks in the West Bank, Armenians in the Old City say they are facing ethnic cleansing.

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Armenia: The Forgotten Conflict
By Vivek Ramaswamy

Azerbaijan is doing in the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) region what Russia is doing to Ukraine—but the U.S. and Europe are looking the other way.

Armenia needs America to stop enabling Azerbaijan. The ways to
do it are simple. Shut down the Azerbaijan lobby. Cease publishing its lies in the complicit U.S. press. Stop delivering military assistance to Baku’s dictator. Unleash the American energy sector and use our bountiful resources to undermine Azerbaijan’s gas markets in Europe.

This last part is key: Greater American prosperity, made possible by a robust revival of America First policies at home, can usher in a new era of peace around the world. Imagine America unburdened by heavy-handed influence peddling at the highest echelons. Imagine America unashamedly pursuing its own interests.
It’s time to stand up for what’s right. It’s time to stand up for American interests.

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The Third Nagorno-Karabakh War: A 6 Month Outlook
By Julia Day

  • In the next 6 months, Turkey will likely continue to maintain its military support for Azerbaijan despite the numerous humanitarian concerns in Karabakh.
  • In the week of October 22nd, Turkey and Azerbaijan participated in a joint military simulation on rural settlement combat. The exercise allegedly took place in Nagorno- Karabakh.
    The construction of the Nakhchivan gas pipeline will likely be completed in 2024, connecting through the Turkey, Azerbaijan border. On September 25th, Erdogan and Aliyev attended a ceremony to launch its construction.
  • A long-time ally of Azerbaijan, Turkey has pledged its support for the military intervention in Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • Erdohan has mentioned that Iran is warming up to a joint Turkish-Azeri transport corridor that would connect Turkey to Azerbaijan through Armenia.

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The Slowly Eroding Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem
By Julian McBride

Growing concerns over the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem are not only an Armenian problem but a global issue. One of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the Middle East is now once again at threat— and akin to the negligence towards Assyrians in Iraq, Jerusalemite Armenians face an uncertain future.