Armenian-Americans predict that Washington will be the next diplomatic battlefield after the French Parliament approved a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the Turkish massacre of Armenians during World War I was genocide.
An intense campaign by Armenian-Americans forced the U.S. ambassador to Turkey to back off claims that most churches in Turkey are still functioning more than 100 years after Turkish Muslims began killing Armenian Christians and destroying their places of worship.
Armenian-Americans are cheering Sen. Robert Menendez for blocking the nomination of career diplomat John Heffern to serve as ambassador to Armenia.
Armenian-Americans are suspicious of President Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Armenia because he once worked for a man described as "consistently one of the most pro-Turkish and anti-Armenian representatives to serve in Congress."
Armenian-Americans are organizing for a second time to stop the appointment of career diplomat Matthew Bryza as ambassador to Azerbaijan, where he is serving in a temporary position.
Matthew Bryza's supporters cheered this week when President Obama ignored Senate opposition and appointed the career diplomat to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Central Asian nation of Azerbaijan. They also accused two senators who had blocked his nomination of abusing their power.
In the hottest diplomatic dispute facing Congress as it convenes next week, Armenian-Americans are stepping up their campaign to prevent Matthew J. Bryza from serving as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Tuesday.
A major Armenian-American organization is raising conflict-of-interest questions about Matthew J. Bryza, who is scheduled to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday for a hearing on his nomination to serve as ambassador to Azerbaijan, Armenia's deadly rival.