I care about Artsakh because it is my ancestral home. Artsakh has unified Armenians around the world since the 1990s and before, and it will continue to unify all Armenians around the world regardless of where they are right now for many years and decades to come. Artsakh is Armenia and will remain Armenian. Artsakh is where I found my spiritual home. Long live Artsakh!
Grigor Hakobyan is an independent political, defense, and security analyst residing in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. In the past, he has written analytical articles pertaining to Armenia and the surrounding region for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of John Hopkins University. Grigor Hakobyan has interned at the US House of Representatives, where he researched ethnic conflicts and terrorism in Russia, Caucasus, and Central Asia regions and prepared morning briefings for a congressman. Additionally, he has interned at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies at the International Center for Terrorism Studies, where he researched terrorist networks operating in Russia, Central Asia, and Caucasus regions. He is the founder and chief editor of Ararat Institute for Near Eastern Studies online magazine. From time to time, he also writes political analysis articles for ANN (Armenian News Network)/Groong.